April 22, 2013

Walking Through the Garden of Ridvan

The Festival of Ridvan has begun!  Before I share how we celebrated yesterday, I wanted to let you know that that the Baha'i Mommy Bloggers teamed up and each day of Ridvan, a different blog will be telling a part of the Ridvan story and perhaps share an activity that you can do with your family.  It's a coordinated effort spearheaded by Leanna over at All Done Monkey, and it's going to be a lot of fun.  So if you're a Ridvan celebrating family, be sure to go check out the schedule of events and blogs!

Walking Through the Garden of Ridvan 2013

But back to how we celebrated yesterday!  Our family hosted the community gathering and it ended up being one of our most fun gatherings yet!

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Hannah Jane spent quite a bit of time arranging brunch items on the bar, and then rearranging them, and then again and again.  LOL!  She wanted it to look perfect!

After our guests had eaten and had some chit chat time, I announced that the Ridvan kid entertainment portion of the day was about to begin, and the kids got to perform a rap that they've benn working on for weeks.  It's actually a poem, and I have no idea who wrote it (if you wrote it, please let me know so you can get some credit!) and the kids rapped it over some background music we found on YouTube.


Finally, at the end of the day, I set up a Ridvan tent under the kitchen table while the kids were outside playing.  pulled red table cloths down to the floor and put our pretty couch pillows inside for them to sit on.  A small arrangement with red roses was in the corner, a candle was lit, and a snack of flat bread and Sleepy Time Tea was all set up for them.

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I played a track of nightingales warbling over ambient music and read the story of the days leading up to Ridvan and the first day of Ridvan to the kids while they ate.  It was a nice, calming way to end the special day.  I'm pretty sure a new family tradition was just started.

I can't wait to see what the other Baha'i Mommy Bloggers have up their sleeves for the Ridvan project!  Walk through the Garden of Ridvan with us!  It's going to be fun!

3 comments:

  1. They look SO cute under there. Hope you all are doing well :-)

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  2. This looks lovely! I love the picture of them drinking tea in their tent!

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