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posted Apr 7, 2016, 5:33 AM by Charles Thilking
April 5, 2016
To the American Bahá’í community

Dear Bahá’í Friends,

     The National Spiritual Assembly wishes to remind the friends that this year the First
Day of Ridván will occur on April 20, falling between sunset on April 19 and sunset on
April 20. Elections of the Local Spiritual Assembly and group formations should occur
during these hours.
     All forms and supporting documents for Assembly formation and group registration are
available through eMembership2 ( and at
     We also take this opportunity to bring to your attention the addition of a linkon the
landing page of our member services website ( the Bahá’í
calendar of dates for the next 50 years. Titled Baháʹí Calendar for the Next 50 YearsHoly
Days, Feast Days and the Month of Fasting, the link can be found immediately below the
2016 Fund goal graphic on the right side of the home page.
     Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as we gather during this Most Great Festival
in remembrance and praise of our Beloved.

With loving Bahá’í greetings,

Kenneth E. Bowers

Charles Thilking,
Apr 7, 2016, 5:33 AM