Bahiyyih Khanum, compiled by the Research Department p84-5
The Guardian trusts that the explanation he has given by wire regarding the suspension for a period of nine months of Baha'i religious festivity has been made clear. The Nineteen Day Feast being of a quasi-administrative character should continue to be held, but should be conducted with the utmost simplicity and should be devoid of any features associated with feasts and entertainment. The celebration of Naw-Ruz, the anniversary of the birth of Baha'u'llah and of the Bab should be altogether cancelled as a token of our deep mourning for so distinguished and precious a member of Baha'u'llah's family. The period of nine months should be reckoned from the 15th of July to the 15th of April.
To USNSA 15 Sept 1932