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Bahman (Persian: بهمن‎, Persian pronunciation: [bæhˈmæn][1]) is the eleventh and penultimate month of the Solar Hijri calendar, the official calendar of Iran and Afghanistan.[1] Bahman has thirty days.[1] It begins in January and ends in February of the Gregorian calendar.[citation needed] The month is equivalent to Aquarius zodiac.

Bahman is the second month of winter, and is followed by Esfand.[1]

In modern Persian "Bahman" literally means "Snow Avalanche". But Bahman is also thought to be a derivative modern form of Vohu Manah. Vôhü Manö consists of two parts. VÔHÜ coming from the root vah, from the ancient Indo European ves “to revere, stand in awe of.” And MAN meaning “passion, determination, spirit, mind power.” "Vohu Manah" is also a concept in zoroastrianism meaning "pure mind/spirit" or "absolute consciousness".[2]

EventsEdit

  • 4 - 1302 - The Opening Ceremony of the 1924 Winter Olympics is held in Chamonix in France. Formerly titled as the "International Winter Sports Week", the Games were made in response to calls made in a 1920 IOC meeting to give winter sports their chance in the Olympic Games.
  • 8 - 1279 - the American League, the younger of the two leagues constituting Major League Baseball, was officially founded on the basis of the teams comprising a former regional minor league, the Western League.
  • 13 - 1252 - The National League, the older of the two leagues constituting Major League Baseball, was founded.
  • 13 - 1323 - Battle of Manila (1945) begins
  • 14 - 1326 - Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, becomes an independent nation under the Commonwealth, with full Dominion status.
  • 15 - 1394 - Bangladesh Bank heist

BirthsEdit

  • 10 - 1297 - Jackie Robinson, second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, first African American player in modern day Major League Baseball
  • 24 - 1364 - Todd Frazier, professional baseball player for the New York Mets, 34th overall draft pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, brother of Jeff Frazier, Olympic silver medalist

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Months and Seasons - Persian Vocabulary". 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Mehta, Phirozshah Dorabji (1985). Zarathushtra: The Transcendental Vision. ISBN 9780906540688.