Books for Holy Days
Elaheh Mottahedeh Bos
Arts and crafts are a wonderful way to help facilitate and guide conversations around service, charity, and the guidance that we are given through the Writings. This book was created to help families celebrate Ayyám-i-Há and share this beautiful festival with family, friends, classmates, neighbors as well as within the Baha’i community.
Ayyám-i-Há in My Family (Baha'i Holy Days)
This story shows a family's celebration of Ayyám-i-Há.
Ayyám-i-Há is celebrated by Bahai's all over the world for a period of four days (or five days if it's a leap year) and it falls right before the month of fasting (end of February, beginning of March). It's a time of joy, generosity (gift-giving, charity, etc.) and celebration. In this story, Maya shares what her family does during this time of year.
Baha'i Crafts for Children
Jodell Sprague & Cindy Opong
E-Book - Over 70 creative crafts with Baha’i themes, Baha’i quotes and easy directions. Includes step-by-step instructions, illustrations of each craft, themes such as Diversity, Prayer, and Holy Days, and coloring pages. PDF download allows for easy use in children's classes, Feasts, and other community & Institute activities.
Celebrating Ayyam-i-Ha Around the World
Melissa Lopez Charepoo
A delightful story for children filled with watercolor illustrations. Through simple, melodic rhymes, this story teaches children the meaning and joyful spirit the days of Ayyám-i-Há creates around the world. This story also shows the beautiful diversity of humanity and how to share the greeting “Happy Ayyám-i-Há” in different languages.
During Ayyam-i-Ha: How We Celebrate
Elaheh Mottahedeh Bos
What do Bahá’ís do during Ayyám-i-Há? There are so many different ways to celebrate Ayyám-i-Há. This special festival is even more fun when we get to share it with the people we love. We hope this book inspires you to create your own Ayyám-i-Há traditions with your family and friends so you can enjoy this wonderful Bahá’í festival together! Join us on a journey of discovery and love!
Garden of Ridvan: The Story of the Festival of Ridvan for Young Children
A nightingale tells us about the garden he lived in and the twelve joyful days that we celebrate today. "I live in this garden, Riḍván is its name. I wish that the people would know of its fame."
Lilly and Peggy
A story for young children - especially those who love dogs! On Naw-Rúz Lilly goes down to the river with her dog, Peggy, and throws a bottle into the water. Inside the bottle is a message that brings hope and joy to someone on the other side of the ocean. Soon Lilly finds that she, too, must draw strength from the message.
Maggie Celebrates Ayyam-i-Ha
Patti Rae Tomarelli and Wendy Cowper-Thomas
This picture book tells the simple, lyrical story of one child's joyous, creative celebration of Ayyam-i-Ha. Each day finds Maggie doing something special and wonderful all on her own, without prompting from the adults in her life. Through her actions, Maggie shows the true meaning of Ayyam-i-Ha, demonstrating that children can give to their communities and be of service to others. Includes instructions for repeating Maggie's special activities in your own home.
Mulla Husayn: The Story of the Declaration of the Bab for Young Children
Written in simple, child-friendly language with illustrations, this book serves as a wonderful resource for parents and educators to foster a spiritual identity in children from a young age using stories from the history of the Faith. This story of Mulla Husayn’s perseverance and the dawning of a new religion is sure to fill children with wonder.
Observing the Fast and Celebrating Naw-Ruz Around the World
Melissa Lopez Charepoo
A delightful story for children filled with watercolor illustrations. Through simple, melodic rhymes, this story teaches children the meaning and spirit the Bahá’í Fast and Naw-Rúz creates around the world. This story also shows the beautiful diversity of humanity and how to share the greeting “Happy Naw-Rúz” in different languages.
Percival the Piano: A Story for Naw-Ruz
Mary Perkins and Wendy Thomas
Percival hasn’t been played for years. Will Ben and Granny be able to mend him in time for the Naw-Rúz party? A delightful story sensitively illustrated by Wendy Thomas. For children from 4 to 9 years old. A good introduction to the themes of consultation. Assembly decisions and mutual support in the community.
Ayyam-i-Ha Crafts,Elaheh Mottahedeh Bos,
Baha'i Crafts for Children,Jodell Sprague & Cindy Opong,
Celebrating Ayyam-i-Ha Around the World,Melissa Lopez Charepoo,
During Ayyam-i-Ha: How We Celebrate,Elaheh Mottahedeh Bos,
Garden of Ridvan: The Story of the Festival of Ridvan for Young Children,Alhan Rahimi,
Lilly and Peggy,Ronald Tomanio,
Maggie Celebrates Ayyam-i-Ha,Patti Rae Tomarelli and Wendy Cowper-Thomas,
Mulla Husayn: The Story of the Declaration of the Bab for Young Children,Alhan Rahimi,
Observing the Fast and Celebrating Naw-Ruz Around the World,Melissa Lopez Charepoo,
Percival the Piano: A Story for Naw-Ruz,Mary Perkins and Wendy Thomas,