The Origins and Practices of Holidays: Beltane and The Last Day of Ridván

May 1, 2019 - Beltane Beltane is a Pagan holiday, and one of the eight Sabbats. It falls about halfway between the spring equinox (Ostara) and the coming summer solstice, Litha. The holiday celebrates spring at its peak, and the coming summer. Beltane also sometimes goes by the name May Day. This holiday is associated…
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The Origins and Practices of Holidays: The Ninth Day of Ridván

April 29, 2019 – The Ninth Day of Ridván Beginning the evening of April 28 until the end of April 29, Baha’is round the world will celebrate the Ninth Day of Riḍván, a festival of joy and unity. Riḍván (Rez-wahn) is a is a twelve-day festival that commemorates the beginning of the Bahá'í Faith in 1863. Three of…
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The Origins and Practices of Holidays: First Day of Ridván

April 21, 2019 - The First Day of Ridván  The First Day of Ridván is an important Baha'i holiday. Riḍván is a twelve-day festival that celebrates the beginnings of the Bahá'í Faith in 1863. It does this by commemorating Bahá'u'lláh's declaration that he was a Manifestation of God. Ridván means paradise, and is named for the Garden of Ridván…
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