Members of Baha'i Movement Celebrate Ridvan

April 28, 2001

Source: New York Daily News

On April 28, 2001, the New York Daily News reported that members of the Baha'i religion around the world are celebrating Ridvan. "Ridvan (Arabic for 'paradise'), the movement's major festival, lasts 12 days. Among its distinctions is that the first day of Ridvan...was marked by an election, perhaps the most unusual and democratic in any religion...Ridvan, known as the King of Festivals, celebrates a most significant moment in the life of Baha'u'llah - the 12 days that he spent meditating in a garden near Baghdad in 1863 before setting out his principles."