Posted by Mesbah (220.127.116.11) on June 25, 2003 at 01:12:00:
In Reply to: Re: Bahai Marriage posted by John on June 21, 2003 at 05:01:29:
"The Bahá'í Day starts and ends at sunset, and consequently the date of the celebration of Bahá'í Feasts should be adjusted to conform to the Bahá'í Calendar Time..."
(Shoghi Effendi, Directives from the Guardian, p. 31)
With reference to your question in connection with the observance of Bahá'í Holy Days; the Bahá'í day begins and ends at sunset. The night preceding a Holy day is therefore included in the day, and consequently work during that period is forbidden.
(Shoghi Effendi, Dawn of a New Day, p. 68)
"The Bahá'í should insist on having the Bahá'í ceremony carried out before or after the non-Bahá'í one, on the same day."
(Shoghi Effendi, Directives from the Guardian, p. 45)
Regarding the time to hold the 19 Day Feast: any time most convenient for all the believers is permissible, as long as it is between sunset and sunset of the calendar day on which the feast 58 falls, as our Bahá'í days begin and end at sunset. The feasts are really for the believers only, but if a non-Bahá'í happens to come, we should not ask him to leave and hurt the person's feelings.
(Shoghi Effendi, The Light of Divine Guidance v II, p. 57)
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