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Baha'i faith to observe Festival of Ridvan
The Baha'is of Athens-Clarke County will observe the annual Festival of
Ridvan over a 12-day period, beginning Tuesday, with social gatherings,
devotional services and the annual election of their local governing
The festival celebrates the proclamation of Baha'u'llah,the prophet-
founder of the Baha'i faith, to his followers that he was God's
messenger for this time.
Baha'u'llah made this public proclamation during a
brief stay in a garden in Baghdad, Iraq. He called the garden "Ridvan,"
which means "paradise" in Persian. He resided there from April 21 to May
For more information, call (706) 549-2617 or visit the
World Wide Web site www.uga.edu/bahai.
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