Celebration at Windsor Public Library

On Saturday May 2nd, the Bahá'ís of Windsor sponsored a "Twelfth Day of Ridvan" celebration at the Windsor Public Library in downtown Windsor.  Over thirty Bahá'ís and non-Bahá'ís gathered for prayers, readings and music performed by the Connecticut Bahá'í Chorale.  Afterwards there was food and fellowship.

Bahá'ís all over the world celbrate whis holy day on May 2nd each year; the Twelfth day of Ridvan is the last day of this twelve day celebration that begins on april 21st.  It was during these twelve days that Baha'u'llah, the Prophet Founder of the Bahá'í Faith, declared His mission as the most recent Messenger of God.  Bahá'ís observe the first, ninth, and twelfth day of this period (April 21, 29, and May 2nd).  The actual even occurred in a garden, called Ridvan (Paradise) in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1863,

It is also during this period of time that Bahá'ís have their annual elections for their Local and National Spritual Assemblies.  The Local and National Spritual Assembly (LSA) and democratically elected and , as there is no clergy within the Bahá'í Faith, seve as the governing bodies of the local and national commnity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


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