On 10 July 2014 the Universal House of Justice, addressing the Bahá’ís of the world, wrote:
The setting of the sun on 20 March 2015 will signalize the end of the year 171, the close of the ninth Váḥid of the first Kull-i-Shay’ of the Bahá’í Era. We call upon the Bahá’ís of the East and West to adopt, on that auspicious occasion, the provisions that will unite them in the common implementation of the Badí‘ calendar.
The adoption of a new calendar in each dispensation is a symbol of the power of Divine Revelation to reshape human perception of material, social, and spiritual reality. Through it, sacred moments are distinguished, humanity’s place in time and space reimagined, and the rhythm of life recast. Next Naw-Rúz will mark yet another historic step in the manifestation of the unity of the people of Bahá and the unfoldment of Bahá’u’lláh’s World Order.
On this eve, the Bahá’í world embarks on a new journey through time, and it is at this auspicious occasion that buildingafortress will continue its rhythm of posting at the onset of every month; however, rather than following the Gregorian calendar we will now follow the Badí‘ calendar.
Happy Naw-Rúz [New Year]!
PS Click here to download a printable Badí‘ calendar with images contributed by collaborators from around the world.