Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
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.
A Global Ridvan Celebration – Day Eight with Karim Rushdy & Colby Jeffers
The team at the Baha’i Knowledge Network is sharing special programs for each day of the Festival of Ridvan. Short presentations are provided daily with special extended programming on the 1st, 9th and 12th days of Ridvan. Join friends from around the world and enjoy music, arts, crafts and even refreshments together! This video is in honor of the 8th day of Ridvan, featuring music by Karim Rushdy and Colby Jeffers, and so much more!
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