Baha’is Feast—For Now

March 1, 2010

Author: Allan Appel

Source: New Haven Independent

Brother and sister Ramin and Raheleh Sohrab joined a feast in New Haven with fellow members of the Baha’i faith—storing up in anticipation of an annual fast.

The occasion was Baha’i feast of ayyam-i-ha, a festive day leading up to and preparing for a 19-day sunset-to-sunrise fast from March 2 to March 20. The fast culminates in the Baha’i new year celebration, Naw/ruz.

About 60 Baha’is live in the Greater New Haven area, with maybe a half dozen at Yale. Organizers said they hope the well-attended feast at Yale’s African-American Cultural Center Saturday will become an annual event.