Members of the community celebrate Ridvan in Marbella, Spain.
A Ridvan celebration in Manurewa, New Zealand
Ridvan is a joyful occasion for fellowship. Here, members of Baha'i community socialize at a recent celebration in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
At a Ridvan celebration in Bahia, Brazil
Music and the arts constitute a significant part of Baha'i celebrations for Ridvan around the world. In Manurewa, New Zealand, a group of youth sings and plays music at a recent Ridvan celebration.
The election of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Uganda. Ridvan is the period when delegates from around a given country vote for their National Spiritual Assembly.
Ridvan is a time when members of a community from all walks of life come together to celebrate.
Children singing at a Ridvan celebration in Manila, Philippines
A children's art project at a Ridvan celebration in Marbella, Spain
At a Ridvan celebration in Madrid, Spain
Delegates at the Baha'i National Convention in Uganda vote for their National Spiritual Assembly. Baha'i elections are distinct for their lack of nomination and campaigning.
A celebration of the festival of Ridvan in Bahia, Brazil
In villages, towns, and cities around the world, Baha'i communities celebrate the days of Ridvan with gatherings open to all.
A view from the outside in at a Ridvan celebration in Manurewa, New Zealand
A children's program at a Ridvan celebration in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA
A community in Bahia, Brazil, celebrates Ridvan with music.
A community prepares for devotions at a Ridvan celebration in Windsor, Colorado, USA.
Communities around the world gather to commemorate the Ridvan period. Celebrations include prayers and readings from the sacred writings of the Baha'i Faith. Here, in Bahia, Brazil, prayers are read at a recent celebration.
Ridvan is the most joyous of all Baha'i holy days.
Prayers and excerpts from sacred writings are read at the celebration in Manurewa, New Zealand
Youth perform a dance at a Ridvan celebration in Manila, Philippines.
In Marbella, Spain, children gather under a tent to recreate the conditions in the Garden of Ridvan, where Baha'u'llah stayed with his companions prior to His further exile from Baghdad to Edirne.