Ridvan festival is a holy festival according to the bahai person. Rid-van festival is celebrated about on 21 April to 2 may. Rid van festival is twelve day festival. Rid van festival is start at sunset on April 30 and lasts until sunset on May 2.  one can watch the information here. Ridvan festival is held on the first, ninth and twelve days of Rid-van. In these days work is suspended. Ridvan festival dates is very important according to the bahai faith.

Day Dates of Ridvan Festival of Bahai Community :

Ridvan means paradise and Ridvan festival is named for a garden encountered by the prophet during his travels.Ridvan Festival claim to prophet hood and his departure from Baghdad in 1863. Ridvan Festival is celebrated from sunset 21 April to sunset, 2 May.

Bahai elections are generally held during Ridvan. The name of this festival is decided from the Najibiyyih Garden in Baghdad.and there Baha’ullah stayed during this period so he gave the name Ridvan (Paradise).

The Najibiyyih garden in Baghdad known to Bahai is as the Ridvan Garden, it was probably named for Muhammad-Najib Pasha was the governor of Iraq between 1842 and 1847. This garden was a large agricultural area situated. Starting maps and photographs are shows the Najibiyyih as a wooded garden. Najib Pasha built a palace there and a wall around the garden.

Najib Pasha was dies in May 1851 and the garden was presumably in the possession of his heirs when Baha’ullah used this garden. This garden was purchased by the government in 1870. It was used as a guest house for Naseeruddin Shah when he visited Iraq in 1870. In the twentieth century the royal hospital was established in the garden.

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