Nineteenth Day of the Month Jamal (28/04)

On April 28, the month of Jamal begins according to the Gregorian calendar, which means « Beauty » in Arabic. On this day — the first day of the month Jamal according to the nineteen-month Bahai calendar — is an important holiday — the feast of the Nineteenth Day of the Month Jamal.

The nineteenth day festival was prescribed in « Kitab-i-Akdas » — the Bahai holy book, which says the following: « It is prescribed for you to show hospitality once a month, even if simple water is treated, for the Lord desired to bind your hearts together by means of both heaven and earth ».

The basis of the holiday is hospitality, the natural manifestations of which — friendliness, courtesy, care, generosity and festive fun.

The use of elements of local cultural traditions is encouraged when conducting each part of the holiday, as this gives it due originality and reflects the uniqueness of each community in which the holiday is held, and also contributes to the creation of an elevated atmosphere and good mood among the audience.