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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.

Elika Mahony’s Song for Ridvan in 11 Languages

April 23, 2017, in Music > Recording Artist, by

In 2015, Elika Mahony lovingly released “Rejoice with Exceeding Gladness”, a free downloadable song dedicated to the Festival of Ridvan. The song was a musical gift and when it was originally released, Elika generously shared the song in six different languages. This year, she has released the song in an addition five languages! The total languages include: English, Swahili, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Swedish, and Portuguese! Some of the talented musicians involved include Sonbol Taefi, Eric Harper, Angela Owens and Sofie Wensbo. Elika has also made an instrumental version of her song available so that you can sing it in any language. The songs can be downloaded or streamed from Elika’s website

Lyrics & Quote

Rejoice with exceeding gladness, O people of Baha, as ye call to remembrance the Day of supreme felicity…

Baha’u’llah

She has also made a video of the song in English which you can watch on her YouTube channel.

For more information about Elika, please check out her website: www.elikamahony.com

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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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