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Ninth Day of Ridvan * - Baha’i (begins sundown on previous day).

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Sun, 29/04/2018 (All day)
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 29th April

Ninth Day of Ridvan * - Baha’i (begins sundown on previous day). 

Baha’i commemoration of the twelve day period in 1863 when Baha’u’llah declared that he was God’s messenger for this age.  Work is to be suspended on days 1, 9, and 12 of the festival. 

In the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, written during 1873, Bahá’u’lláh ordains Ridván as one of two “Most Great Festivals”, along with the Declaration of the Báb.  He then specified the first, ninth, and twelfth days to be holy days; these days mark the days of Bahá’u’lláh’s arrival, the arrival of his family and their departure from the Ridván garden, respectively. 

The Festival of Ridván is observed according to the Bahá’í calendar, and begins on the thirty-second day of the Bahá’í year, which usually falls on April 21.  The festival properly starts at two hours before sunset on that day, which symbolises the time that Bahá’u’lláh entered the garden. 

On the first, ninth, and twelfth days, which are Bahá’í Holy Days, work is prohibited. 

Currently, the three holy days are usually observed with a community gathering where prayers are shared, followed with a celebration.  For much more, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridv%C3%A1n