In Paradise

Ridvan Garden - meaning 'paradise' in Arabic.
Ridvan Garden – meaning ‘paradise’ in Arabic. Reprinted with permission of the Bahá’í International Community.

The annual Baha’i festival commemorates the 12 days when  Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, resided in a garden called Ridván (Paradise) in Baghdad, Iraq.

The first (April 21), ninth (April 29) and 12th (May 12) are celebrated as holy days when work is suspended.