End of fasting month ‑ Bahá’í
|Event Name||End of fasting month - Bahá’í|
|Start Date||20th Mar 2017 12:00am|
The Nineteen-Day Fast is a nineteen-day period of the year, during which members of the Bahá'í Faith adhere to a sunrise-to-sunset fast. Along with obligatory prayer, it is one of the greatest obligations of a Bahá'í, and its chief purpose is spiritual; to reinvigorate the soul and bring the person closer to God. The fast was instituted by the Báb, and accepted by Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, who stated its rules in his book of laws, the Kitáb-i-Aqdas.
The nineteen days of fasting occur immediately before the beginning of the vernal equinox (around March 1/2 to March 19/20).