The Bahá'í Faith and Fasting
Baha'i is one of the world's youngest widespread world religions. Its central idea is one of unity and oneness. Its founder, Bahá’u’lláh, believed and taught that there is one God and that all the world's religions are a reflections of this belief. In essence this position is one of accepting other religions as valid manifestations of this truth.
Fasting for Bahá'í's is obligatory during a nineteen day period in March. The fast is observed from sunrise to sunset on each of the nineteen days. Fasting during each day is complete with no food or drink taken. The explicit purpose of this nineteen day period is to concentrate attention on and reinvigorate your relationship with God.