Ridván ‑ Bahá’i
|Event Name||Ridván - Bahá’i|
|Start Date||20th Apr 2017 6:00pm|
|End Date||2nd May 2017 6:00am|
|Duration||11 days and 12 hours|
Riḍván is a twelve-day festival in the Bahá'í Faith, commemorating the commencement of Bahá'u'lláh's prophethood. It begins at sunset on April 20 and continues until sunset, May 2. On the first (April 21), ninth (April 29) and twelfth days of Ridván (May 2), work and school should be suspended.
"Ridván" means paradise, and is named for the Garden of Ridván outside Baghdad, where Bahá'u'lláh stayed for twelve days after the Ottoman Empire exiled him from the city and before commencing his journey to Constantinople.
It is the most holy Bahá'í festival, and is also referred to as the "Most Great Festival" and the "King of Festivals".