Festival of the Nineteenth Day of the Month Kaul (23/11)

On November 23, according to the Gregorian calendar, the month of Kaul, which in Arabic means "Speech" begins for the Bahá'ís. On this day - the first day of the month of Kaul according to the nineteen-month Baha'i calendar - an important holiday is celebrated - the feast of the Nineteenth Day of the month of Kaul.

The Bahá'í calendar was founded by the Báb and approved by the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, Bahá'u'lláh. According to this calendar, the Baha'i year is divided into 19 months of 19 days each. Months in the Bahá'í calendar are given the name of the attributes of God, for example: "Greatness", "Perfection", "Will", "Knowledge", "Honor" or human properties: "Questions", "Speech" and others.

The beginning of the month is celebrated with the Feast of the Nineteenth Day. Each Nineteenth Day Feast is named after the month that begins. 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.