Abdu’l-Baha was the eldest son of Baha’u’llah. When Abdu’l-Baha passed away on 28 November 1921, He was eulogized as One who led humanity to the “Way of Truth,” as a “pillar of peace” and the embodiment of “glory and greatness.”
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.
This short video features a model of the Ridvan Garden where Baha’u’llah publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God in 1863. The 12 days Baha’u’llah, His family, followers and friends gathered in this garden is known as the Most Great Festival, or the Ridvan Festival. Created by Milo (aged 15), Sonia (13), Muji (12) and Joey (11), along with their mom Bre, this video shows us all the details of the model they’ve created and it shares stories and quotations about the significance of what occurred in the Ridvan Garden.
Learn more about the Ridvan Festival and find discover more resources dedicated to it here: About Ridvan
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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.