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Ridvan, also known as the Most Great Festival, celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan on the outskirts of Baghdad in 1863 where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their local and national governing bodies, and every five years, the international governing body for the worldwide Baha’i community.

The Festival of Ridvan: Day 1

April 20, 2022, in Music > Choir, by

This video was produced by Baha’i Teachings in honour of the Festival of Ridvan. It combines visual effects by Setareh Samandari and Habib Zagarpour with an original score by renowned composer Jack Lenz to imagine what that glorious day, the first day of Ridvan, would have looked like. 

To find out more about Ridvan and its significance, you may wish to watch this video featuring Baha’i Blog’s Jordan Raj: What is Ridvan?

Or you may be interested in this Baha’i Blog article: What is Ridvan and Why Does it Have 12 Days?

To see more videos produced by Baha’i Teachings, please visit their YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3vCYWHa

Lastly, we interviewed the Jack Lenz about his Feasts and Holy Days songbook that includes this wonderful piece of music. You can read the interview here: Baha’i Feasts & Holy Days Songbook – A Musical Initiative by Jack Lenz

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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