June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
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.
Baha’i Ridvan Celebration – Johannesburg, South Africa
In this video, some of the Baha’is from the Baha’i community of Johannesburg, South Africa, are interviewed about Ridvan. Ridvan is a twelve-day festival in the Baha’i Faith, commemorating Baha’u’llah’s declaration that he was a Manifestation of God. In the Baha’i Calendar, it begins at sunset on the 13th of Jalal, which translates to the 20th or 21st of April, depending on the date of the March equinox.
Learn more about Ridvan from this collection of articles and resources: About Ridvan
You can find out more about the South African Baha’i community here: www.bahai.org.za
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
Ganz, ganz süße herzige Menschen und dein wunderschönes Fest. Danke für das tolle Video lieber Naysan. Die Kinder haben es genossen! Super
Margrit Rita Hurni (May 5, 2019 at 8:11 AM)