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First Day of Ridván

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

All are welcome to join the celebrations of the Festival of Ridván at the Bahá’í House of Worship, April 21–May 2. Ridván, an Arabic word meaning “Paradise,” is a joyous 12-day festival commemorating Bahá’u’lláh’s public announcement of His mission to unify humankind through the building of a peaceful and just world civilization based on spiritual principles. Three of these days are specially celebrated as Bahá’í Holy Days.

 

First Day of Ridván

Sunday, April 21

7:00 a.m. Dawn devotions in the Temple Auditorium

3:00 p.m. Afternoon devotions in the Temple Auditorium with music provided by the Bahá’í House of Worship Choir, followed by light refreshments in the lower level of the Temple

 

Ninth Day of Ridván

Monday, April 29

7:00 a.m. Dawn devotions in the Temple Auditorium

3:00 p.m. Afternoon devotions in the Temple Auditorium

 

Twelfth Day of Ridván

Thursday, May 2

7:00 a.m. Dawn devotions in the Temple Auditorium

3:00 p.m. Afternoon devotions in the Temple Auditorium

Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Baha’i House of Worship, 100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, USA
100 Linden Ave
Wilmette, IL United States
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About the Bahá’í Calendar and Holy Days

The Baha’i Faith has its own calendar, called the Badí’ Calendar. It is a solar calendar consisting of 19 months of 19 days each (361 days), plus “Intercalary Days” (four in ordinary years and five in leap years) to adjust the calendar to the solar year. The days and months are named after the attributes of God. The Nineteen Day Feast, the primary community gathering for Baha’is in each town and city, is held on the first day of each Baha’i month. Eleven Holy Days mark significant events in Baha’i history.

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