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.
Ridvan Musical 1º Dia (A Musical Celebration for the 1st Day of Ridvan from Baha’is of Brazil)
Baha’is from all over Brazil have created three online musical celebrations in honor of the 1st, 9th and 12th days of the Festival of Ridvan, which celebrates when Baha’u’llah publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God in 1863. This video celebrates the 1st day of Ridvan with a variety of prayers and music in Portuguese.
If you enjoyed this program, you may also enjoy the 12 online celebrations created for each day of the Festival of Ridvan created by the Is Everywhere team (you can find all their videos here on YouTube) or those created by the Global Ridvan Celebration team (their videos can be found here on their website).
For more information about Ridvan and for more resources dedicated to this joyous festival, please visit this Baha’i Blog page: About Ridvan
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.