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|1905 23 May
||The first Nineteen Day Feast celebrated in the West is held in New York City, the first known to have been held in North America. [BFA2:XVI, 245]
- It consists of a devotional portion and a social part. The administrative aspect of the Feast is developed in the 1930s. [BFA2:245; SA208]
- Howard and Mary MacNutt, along with Julia Grundy, had been on pilgrimage early in the year and had been encouraged to hold Feasts by 'Abdu'l-Bahá.
||Nineteen Day Feast
|1912 29 Jun
||`Abdu'l-Bahá hosts a Unity Feast in the Evergreen Cabin at the Wilhelm properties in West Englewood, New Jersey. [239D:102; AB223, PUP213]
- For pictures of this event see 239D:100–1.
- Some years later, in 1953, Curtis Kelsey helped to rebuild and enlarge Evergreen Cabin, built on the spot where 'Abdu'l-Baha was host at the first Unity Feast in America. [BW15p470]
|West Englewood; New Jersey
||Unity Feast; Roy Wilhelm; `Abdu'l-Baha's second Western tour; Evergreen cabin
|1923 4 Nov
||The first recorded Bahá'í Feast in China is held in Beijing. [PH33]
- Martha Root and Agnes Alexander are present. [PH33]
||Feast; Martha Root; Agnes Alexander
|1939 4 Nov
||The first Nineteen Day Feast is held in San Salvador with four Bahá’ís.
||San Salvador; El Salvador
||Nineteen Day Feast
|1939 12 Dec
||The Bahá’ís of Caracas, Venezuela, hold their first Nineteen Day Feast and afterwards elect a ‘Provisional Assembly’.
||Nineteen Day Feast; Provisional Assembly
||The first Bahá’í group is formed in Bogotá, Colombia, with the celebration of a Unity Feast.
|1989. 27 Aug
||The Universal House of Justice sent a message offering clarification on the subject of the Feast. [Universal House of Justice 27 August, 1989]
|1989 27 Aug
||The Universal House of Justice message on the 19 Day Feast. [AWH192-4]
||UHJ; 19 Day Feast
from the main catalogue
- Allowance of non-Bahá'ís at Feast, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States (2008). A directive from the UHJ via the NSA of the US confirming that, if a non-Baha'i attends a Feast, the "administrative portion" may be held and just modified if need be, rather than postponed. [about]
- Bahá'í Feast Book, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá (2000). Quotations for all 19 Feasts, nicely laid-out with graphics and suitable for printing. [about]
- Feast, Nineteen Day, by Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá, in Compilation of Compilations, Volume 1 (1991). [about]
- Feast, Nineteen-Day, by Christopher Buck, in Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations (2011). [about]
- Nineteen Day Feast, by John Walbridge, in Sacred Acts, Sacred Space, Sacred Time: Bahá'í Studies volume 1 (1996). [about]
- Nineteen Day Feast, by Moojan Momen, in Encyclopaedia Iranica (2014). Brief excerpt, with link to article offsite. [about]
- Nineteen-Day Feast, Scheduling the, by Universal House of Justice (2001). Two letters about the composition, structure, and scheduling of Nineteen-Day Feasts. [about]