Ridvan (Bahai)

From April 21, 2011 00:00 until May 02, 2011 23:59

Ridvan is a twelve-day festival in the Bahai Faith, commemorating the commencement of Baha'u'allah's prophethood. It begins at sunset April 20th and continues until sunset, May 2nd. The most holy days of the festival are the first, nineth and twelfth days, on which work is prohibited.

Ridvan means paradise, and is named for the Garden of Ridvan, outside Baghdad where Baha'u'allah stayed for twelve days after the Ottoman Empire exiled him from Baghdad and before commencing his journey to Constantinople.

It is the most holy Bahai festival, and is also referred to as the Most Great Festival and the King of Festivals.

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