The Ascension of Baha’u’llah is one of nine holy days during the year on which Baha'is suspend work, if possible. The Holy Day starts at sunset on Friday, the 27th, and ends at sunset on Saturday, May 28th. As a result, the offices and studios of Radio Baha’i are closed for this period. The station will continue to air music and programs throughout the Holy Day.
Please join your local Baha’i community for their commemoration of the Ascension of Baha’u’llah, or you can join us on air for our observance of this Holy Day at 4:00 AM Saturday morning, which coincides with the actual time of His passing. For more information about Baha’u’llah, or the Baha’i Faith click on any of the links, or scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the links there.
May 23rd, Baha'is around the world are celebrating the Declaration of the Bab. This Holy Day commemorates the day in 1844 when the Bab announced that He was a new divine Messenger, sent to herald a new age for humanity and to prepare the way for the coming of Baha'u'llah, the Glory of God.
The Declaration of the Bab, which starts after sunset on May 22nd and goes until sunset on, May 23rd, is one of nine holy days during the year on which Baha'is should suspend work, if possible. As a result, the Radio Baha'i offices or studios will be closed. The station will continue to air music and programs during this period.
Wednesday, April 20th, is the First Day of the Ridvan Festival. This annual Baha’i festival commemorates the 12 days in 1863, from April 20th to May 1st, when Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, resided in a garden called Ridvan, in Baghdad, Iraq. While He was in the Garden of Ridvan, Baha’u’llah publicly proclaimed His mission as God’s messenger for this age, the promised one of all religions. The first, ninth and twelfth days of the Ridvan Festival are celebrated as holy days when work or school is suspended for Baha’is, if at all possible.
Since Wednesday is a Baha’i Holy Day, the staff of the station will not be working. So you won’t hear the program hosts doing their regular programs. If you want to know the name of a song that day, go to our website, wlgi.org, and click on Playing Now, or you might be able to just look at your radio, if it displays song and artist information. Our streaming player also gives song title, artist and album information.
We will air a special First Day of Ridvan program at 18:00 PM on Tuesday the 19th, and again at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, the 20th. Please join us for a joyous celebration in songs, prayers and readings.
Call the local Baha'i community near you, or check their website or Facebook page, for information about a Ridvan celebration nearest to you. Usually, communities observe this Holy Day at 4:00 PM.
So, when you meet a Bahá'í on Wednesday, wish him or her a Happy Ridvan! Or, post Happy Ridvan greetings on the Facebook Wall of your Bahá'í friends.