Ridván is a 12-day festival in the Bahá’í Faith, commemorating the commencement of Bahá’u’lláh's prophethood. It begins at sunset on April 20 and continues until sunset, May 2. On the first (April 21), ninth (April 29) and twelfth days of Riḍván (May 2), work and schooling is suspended. "Ridván" means paradise, and is named for the Garden of Ridván outside Baghdad, where Bahá’u’lláh stayed for 12 days after the Ottoman Empire exiled him from Baghdad and before commencing his journey to Constantinople. It is the most holy Bahá’í festival, and is also referred to as the "Most Great Festival" and the "King of Festivals".
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