The Astoria Bahai community will observe the Festival of Ridvan at 3 p.m. Saturday at 300 W. Irving Ave.
The word Ridvan means paradise, and is named for the Garden of Ridvan outside of Baghdad where the religions founder, Bahaullah, stayed for 12 days after the Ottoman Empire exiled him. For directions, call (503) 325-1091 or (503) 325-9854.
The ninth Day of Ridvan will be celebrated April 29, and the 12th day will be celebrated May 2. For information about these events and locations, call (503) 338-0294.