We’ve seen a diverse flourishing of online Baha’i-inspired initiatives in recent days and weeks as more and more people self-isolate due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As Baha’is and their friends around the world celebrate the 12 days of Ridvan in creative ways that are in keeping with the recommendations of health authorities, we’re especially excited to share two awesome initiatives which are taking place each of the 12 days of Ridvan to celebrate the whole Festival online.
The “Is Everywhere” Collective, which brought us this wonderful online Naw-Ruz celebration, is back to celebrate the Festival of Ridvan! They are excited to provide family-friendly programming for all 12 days of Ridvan. Special programs sponsored by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Los Angeles (USA) will be offered on the 1st, 9th and 12th days of Ridvan but every day in between will also include poetry, storytelling, music, art, dancing, cooking, and crafting—all submitted by friends from across the world!
The team at the Baha’i Knowledge Network is also sharing special programs for each day of the Festival of Ridvan. Short presentations will be provided daily with special extended programming on the 1st, 9th and 12th days of Ridvan. You can watch the events live, or anytime afterwards. Join friends from around the world and enjoy music, arts, crafts and even refreshments together!
If you know of any other online Ridvan celebrations, please feel free to share about them in the comments section below!
And if you’re looking for online resources to help you celebrate the Most Great Festival, we recommend checking out this Baha’i Blog resource page: About Ridvan