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’ (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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