Delegates Celebrate Ridvan Festival in Bahji

This short video produced by the Baha’i World News Service highlights how 2,000 guests from around the world celebrated the ninth day of Ridvan in Bahji, Israel. These guests comprised the delegates from over 160 countries attending the 12th International Baha’i Convention for the election of the Universal House of Justice. Many of the delegates wore the distinctive dress of their country or people, representing the remarkable diversity of the worldwide Baha’i community. 

For more information on the 12th International Baha’i Convention, including photographs and news articles, visit the Baha’i World News Service:

If you’re curious about what the International Baha’i Convention is, or about the election of the Universal House of Justice, we wrote about it here on Baha’i Blog.

And if you’d like to know more about the festival of Ridvan and its significance, you might be interested in this Baha’i Blog article: What is Ridvan and Why Does it Have 12 Days?



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Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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