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The Baha’i Fast falls during the month of Ala–the last month of the Baha’i calendar. During these 19 days, Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.

Fast in a Day – Baha’i Fast Film

March 14, 2015, in Videos > Short Film, by

Fast in a Day’ (2012) is a global attempt – created by Media Makes Us – to crowd source the feelings and emotions that surround the Baha’i fast, 2nd-20th March. All footage was generated from users of their online network and was filmed during the fasting period.

Fasting is considered a sacred act in many traditions and cultures, as well as abstaining from food and drink, it is a time of personal reflection, prayer and meditation.

The interplay of both the practical and mystical elements of the Baha’i Fast, make it an interesting subject to explore, by weaving together the experiences of individuals from around the world unique insights into this physical and spiritual journey have been captured. 1

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In her professional life, Preethi has dabbled in various combinations of education, community development and law. At heart, though, she's an overgrown child who thinks the world is one giant playground. She's currently on a quest to make learning come alive for young people and to bring the world's stories and cultures to them, with educational resources from One Story Learning.
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Discussion 3 Comments

happy fasting

bob mather

bob mather (March 3, 2015 at 10:24 PM)

Love to have the whole world, no matter which religion to fast for a day on world issues

milika tanuku

milika tanuku (March 3, 2015 at 10:48 PM)

Fasting develops special habits from the ordinary, and you become a better person.

Pedro Cabrales

Pedro Cabrales (March 3, 2015 at 10:52 PM)

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