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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.
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
If you’d like to know more about the family that created this lovely video, you might be interested in these articles by Bre:
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.
Ganz tolles Video! Suuuppper schön und lehrreich für alle Menschen! Ich freue mich sehr, sehr und danke dem Team. Die Stimme ist wunderschön und göttlich für mich! Mega- Herzig !!!!!!!¡!!!!!!¡
Margrit Rita Hurni (April 4, 2020 at 9:13 AM)
What a magical tribute to the festival of Ridvan. Will be sharing at our Holy Day today!
Elaine Haddad (April 4, 2021 at 9:47 PM)