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Rumi Day

Let's honor the wisdom and poetry of Rumi on this special day - read his words, reflect on their meaning, and spread love and inspiration
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Introduction

Get ready to celebrate Rumi Day on September 30 by honoring the life and teachings of one of the most beloved poets in history. This day commemorates the birth of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet and Sufi mystic who is known for his beautiful words about love, spirituality, and the human experience. His works have been translated into many languages and continue to inspire people around the world today. On Rumi Day, take a moment to embrace his wisdom and spread love and kindness in your own way.

History of Rumi Day

Rumi Day Dates

Rumi Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1207</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rumi's Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, known as Rumi, was born in Balkh (now Afghanistan), starting his journey that would eventually make him a renowned poet and spiritual guide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1244</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Meeting with Shams</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rumi encountered Shams Tabrizi, a wandering mystic and dervish, who became his mentor and greatly influenced Rumi's teachings and writings.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1273</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rumi Passes Away</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rumi passed away in Konya, where his followers founded the Mevlevi Order, also known as the Whirling Dervishes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rumi's Works popularized</div><div class='timeline-text'>Translations of Rumi's works started to appear in western languages in the late 19th century, especially in English and German.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UNESCO Rumi Year</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized 2007 as the International Rumi Year, celebrating the 800th anniversary of his birth.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inauguration of Rumi Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first official celebration of Rumi Day on September 30, honoring the mystic poet's teachings and contributions to literature and spirituality.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Rumi Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Rumi poetry reading</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Find a local event or gathering that celebrates the works of Rumi and attend a poetry reading. This is a great way to honor his legacy and appreciate his beautiful words.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create art inspired by Rumi</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get in touch with your creative side and make some art inspired by Rumi's poems. You can paint, draw, or even write your own poetry in tribute to his work.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Rumi-themed dinner party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a dinner party where you can discuss and share your favorite Rumi quotes and poems. Serve dishes from Middle Eastern cuisine to honor Rumi's Persian heritage.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Read and reflect on Rumi's teachings</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to read and reflect on Rumi's teachings, whether it's through his poems or his philosophical writings. You may gain new insights and perspectives on life.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a Rumi memorial or shrine</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If there is a Rumi memorial or shrine near you, take some time to visit and pay your respects. It can be a peaceful and meaningful way to honor Rumi and his impact on the world.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Rumi Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Rumi's powerful words</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Rumi's poetry and quotes are filled with profound wisdom, deep insights and universal truths. They have the power to move and inspire us, making us introspect and reflect on our own lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Celebrating diversity and unity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Rumi Day is a celebration of the poet's teachings, which highlight the importance of embracing diversity and finding unity in our shared humanity. His messages promote love, tolerance and understanding among all cultures and religions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Inspiring personal growth</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many people credit Rumi's works for helping them overcome personal struggles, find inner peace and grow spiritually. On this day, we can honor his legacy by taking time to reflect on our own personal growth and how we can continue to strive for self-improvement.</p></div></div>

5 Enlightening Facts for Rumi Day

<div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-number-wrapper"><p class="facts-number">1</p></div><div class="facts-core-content"><h3 class="facts-title">Rumi Wrote One of the Longest Poems in History</h3><p class="facts-content">His masterpiece, the Masnavi-ye Manavi, composed of over 25,000 verses, is often compared to Shakespeare for its profound depth.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-number-wrapper"><p class="facts-number">2</p></div><div class="facts-core-content"><h3 class="facts-title">Rumi Emphasized the Importance of Silence</h3><p class="facts-content">Despite his extensive writings, Rumi frequently underlined that silence often communicates more deeply than words.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-number-wrapper"><p class="facts-number">3</p></div><div class="facts-core-content"><h3 class="facts-title">Rumi Is Referred to as "Mevlana" or "Our Master"</h3><p class="facts-content">In Turkey and surrounding areas, Rumi earned the title "Mevlana" as a sign of respect and recognition of his impact as a spiritual teacher.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-number-wrapper"><p class="facts-number">4</p></div><div class="facts-core-content"><h3 class="facts-title">Rumi's Mausoleum Is an International Pilgrimage Site</h3><p class="facts-content">The Mevlana Museum in Konya, Turkey, is where Rumi's tomb is located. It attracts millions of visitors from around the world every year.</p></div></div><div class="facts-item"><div class="facts-number-wrapper"><p class="facts-number">5</p></div><div class="facts-core-content"><h3 class="facts-title">Rumi Believed in the Universality of Love</h3><p class="facts-content">Rumi, despite differences in religions, cultures, and languages, expressed that everyone is united in their need for love which transcends all divides.</p></div></div>

Rumi Day FAQs

When is Rumi Day?

Rumi Day is celebrated on September 30 every year. In 2024 Rumi Day will occur on a Monday.

Rumi Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Sep 30

Saturday

2024

Sep 30

Monday

2025

Sep 30

Tuesday

2026

Sep 30

Wednesday

2027

Sep 30

Thursday

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