One of the important outcomes of the Ridvan season is the election of new Assemblies from the local to the national level of Baha'i communities. There are no priests or ministers in the Baha'i Faith so it is the duty of each community to elect their own Assembly that has duties to plan events and consult with the community on various issues. In my own community the Baha'is elected a new Local Assembly. It was the forty sixth Local Assembly elected since 1973. There was also a National Convention held in Wilmette Illinois with delegates from all over the United States and a National Spiritual Assembly was elected. Also read: https://news.bahai.org/story/544/ Every five years an International Convention is held and delegates from the National Spiritual Assemblies elect members of the Universal House of Justice.