Baha’i Life

Baha’is strive to follow the laws and teachings set out by Baha’u’llah, including daily prayer and reflection, participation in collective community-building activities, and support for governing bodies of the Baha’i community.

Baha’is worship together in their homes with friends and neighbours, study together and explore the application of Baha’i teachings to their personal lives. We hold classes and activities for children and youth at the grassroots and all are welcome to participate in these activities.

Baha’is celebrate the holy days of their faith in local gatherings, which usually involve prayers, music, food and conversation.

Baha’is participate in electing their own local governing bodies, called Assemblies, to administer community affairs and to provide guidance and assistance to the community and to individuals.

Baha’is consult with each other and with their Assemblies every 19 days in gatherings called Feasts, which involve prayer, discussion and social interaction.

Baha’is observe an annual fast of 19 days, in which they abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.