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First Day of Ridván (Baha’i)

Event Type
Religious/Cultural
Sponsor
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Date
Apr 20, 2022   All Day
Contact
Linden Reid
E-Mail
lereid@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-9822
Originating Calendar
Religious Observances

The Festival of Ridván commemorates the 12 days when Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder lived in a garden called Ridván in Baghdad, Iraq, where he declared that he was the Manifestation of God that the Bab had foretold. It takes place exactly 31 days after the celebration of the New Year (Naw-Ruz). Communities around the world celebrate their most holy festival: Ridván; it is a very joyous day. First Day of Ridván is one of the nine holy days in the year where work is often suspended. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to observe. 

Begins at sundown.  

 

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This calendar contains Religious Observances and is maintained by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for consideration by those planning campus events, as well as to build awareness of religious and cultural observances.

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