First Day of Ridvan

Ridvan’ means paradise in Arabic, and this 12 day festival is the holiest time for the Bahá’ís. Bahá’u’lláh founded the Bahá’í faith in 19th Century Persia and is regarded as the most recent, but not the final, in a line of messengers that includes Abraham, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Krishna, Jesus, Muhammad and others.

The Feast of Ridvan commemorates the 12 days Bahá’u’lláh spent in the Garden of Ridvan during exile in Baghdad and declared his mission and role as a Messenger of God.