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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 29 n° 175

Festival of Ridvan celebrated around the world

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 9 maggio 2017

Festival of RidvanFor 12 days at the end of April and beginning of May, Baha’i communities around the world celebrated their most holy festival: Ridvan.This annual festival marks the anniversary of the days Baha’u’llah spent along the River Tigris in Baghdad.In 1863, Baha’u’llah stayed in a garden on the banks of the Tigris River for 12 days, during which His many admirers in the city came to bid Him farewell. Baha’u’llah announced to the friends gathered with Him during those days that He was God’s Messenger for a new age, foretold in the world’s scriptures. He called the garden they were gathered in “Ridvan,” meaning “paradise.”
The Ridvan period was also a time when Baha’u’llah proclaimed the foundational spiritual principles that lie at the heart of His teachings—signaling the arrival of a new stage in the evolution of the life of humanity, characterized by peace and an end to violence.
Today, the festival of Ridvan is the most joyous of Baha’i holy days. In villages, towns, and cities around the world, Baha’i communities celebrate these special days with gatherings open to all. (photo: Festival of Ridvan)

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