Festival of the Nineteenth Day of the Month Kudrat (04/11)

On November 4, according to the Gregorian calendar, the month of Kudrat begins in the Baha'i faith, which means "Power" in Arabic. On this day - the first day of the month of Kudrat according to the nineteen-month Baha'i calendar - an important holiday is celebrated - the feast of the Nineteenth Day of the month of Kudrat.

In the Bahá'í Faith, each month begins with the Feast of the Nineteenth Day. Each holiday performs several functions: administrative, spiritual, social. Baha'is gather every nineteen days for such a holiday of unity and exchange information about the life of the community, read prayers and scriptures, drink tea, and communicate.

Thus, the Nineteen Day Feast is an integral part of the administrative and spiritual life of the Baha'i community.

The Nineteen Day celebrations in the Baha'i community, although they have a set order, nonetheless offer great opportunities for diversity and creativity. So, during any of the three parts of the holiday - prayer, administrative and social - music can sound.

'Abdu'l-Bahá advises believers to come forward with eloquent, uplifting stories. The forms of expression of hospitality can be original and varied, it is also extremely important at what level the general council is held and how widely the topics are presented at it.