Festival of Ridvan
Baha'is around the world celebrate the Festival of Ridvan, which marks the proclamation of Bahaullah, the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith, to his followers that he was a new messenger of God.
Ridván means paradise, and is named for the Garden of Ridván outside Baghdad, where Bahá’u'lláh stayed for twelve days in April 1863 after the Ottoman Empire exiled Him from the city and before commencing His journey to Constantinople.
There are three significant Holy Days during the Ridván Festival: the first day of Ridván on April 20th marks Bahá’u'lláh’s arrival, the 9th day, April 28th, the arrival of His family and the 12th, May 1st, day for their departure from the Ridván garden.
These twelve days are known by Bahá’ís the “Festival of Ridván” and it is celebrated all over the world with the same joy and happiness as the early believers did during those 12 days.
Bahaullah's teachings focus on the oneness of God, the oneness of religion and the oneness of humankind. Baha'is teachings also include the equality of men and women, a spiritual solution to the world's economic problems, the urgent need to eliminate of all forms of prejudice and universal education.
Multifaith Devotional Gathering
Come and join us
Brockville Public Library
Saturday, May 27
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.