Welcome to the Bahá’í Community of Brockville, Ontario, Canada.


Festival of Ridván

Ridvan

Bahá’ís around the world celebrate the Festival of Ridván, which marks the proclamation of Bahá’u'lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith, to His followers that He was a new messenger of God.

Ridván means paradise, and is named for the Garden of Ridván outside Baghdad, where Bahá’u'lláh stayed for twelve days in April 1863 after the Ottoman Empire exiled Him from the city and before commencing His journey to Constantinople.

Divine Springtime

There are three significant Holy Days during the Ridván Festival: the first day of Ridván on April 21th marks Bahá’u'lláh’s arrival, the 9th day, April 29th, the arrival of His family and the 12th, May 2, day for their departure from the Ridván garden.

These twelve days are known by Bahá’ís the “Festival of Ridván” and it is celebrated all over the world with the same joy and happiness as the early believers did during those 12 days.

Bahá’u'lláh's teachings focus on the oneness of God, the oneness of religion and the oneness of humankind. Bahá’í teachings also include the equality of men and women, a spiritual solution to the world's economic problems, the urgent need to eliminate all forms of prejudice and universal education.

Every year, Bahá’ís around the world gather in their local communities on the first day of Ridván to elect the nine members of their Local Spiritual Assembly to run the administrative affairs and assist in the spiritual well-being of their respective local communities for the year ahead.

Come and join us

Prayer

Monthly Multi-Faith Devotional

Brockville Public Library

Saturday, April 25th

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.