Pasadena Baha’is prepare for the Fast

istock_000006546852xsmall1Monday, March 2, the Bahá’ís of Pasadena, California will join five million Bahá’ís worldwide in their annual period of fasting. For nineteen days each year, March second through March twentieth, Bahá’ís abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. Before dawn, families awaken to pray together and have their morning meal. The obligation of fasting begins at age fifteen and continues until the age of seventy. 

 Like Lent in Christianity and Ramadan in Islam, the Bahá’í Fast is essentially a period of meditation and prayer when the individual reflects on his or her own spiritual life. It symbolizes the importance of detachment and self-restraint and is used as spiritual preparation for the Bahá’í new year which begins March twenty-first:  http://info.bahai.org/article-1-4-7-2.html

The Bahá’í Faith, the second most widely spread religion in the world after Christianity, has more than five million members world wide of whom 142,000 reside in the United States:  www.bahai.org

Sunrise/Sunset times for March

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1

Sunrise: 6:21am
Sunset: 5:48pm
2

Sunrise: 6:20am
Sunset: 5:49pm
3

Sunrise: 6:19am
Sunset: 5:50pm
4

Sunrise: 6:18am
Sunset: 5:51pm
5

Sunrise: 6:16am
Sunset: 5:51pm
6

Sunrise: 6:15am
Sunset: 5:52pm
7

Sunrise: 6:14am
Sunset: 5:53pm
8 DST Begins


Sunrise: 7:12am
Sunset: 6:54pm

9

Sunrise: 7:11am
Sunset: 6:55pm
10

Sunrise: 7:10am
Sunset: 6:56pm
11

Sunrise: 7:09am
Sunset: 6:56pm
12

Sunrise: 7:07am
Sunset: 6:57pm
13

Sunrise: 7:06am
Sunset: 6:58pm
14

Sunrise: 7:05am
Sunset: 6:59pm
15

Sunrise: 7:03am
Sunset: 7:00pm
16

Sunrise: 7:02am
Sunset: 7:00pm
17

Sunrise: 7:00am
Sunset: 7:01pm
18

Sunrise: 6:59am
Sunset: 7:02pm
19

Sunrise: 6:58am
Sunset: 7:03pm
20

Sunrise: 6:56am
Sunset: 7:03pm
21

Sunrise: 6:55am
Sunset: 7:04pm
22

Sunrise: 6:54am
Sunset: 7:05pm
23

Sunrise: 6:52am
Sunset: 7:06pm
24

Sunrise: 6:51am
Sunset: 7:06pm
25

Sunrise: 6:50am
Sunset: 7:07pm
26

Sunrise: 6:48am
Sunset: 7:08pm
27

Sunrise: 6:47am
Sunset: 7:09pm
28

Sunrise: 6:45am
Sunset: 7:10pm
29

Sunrise: 6:44am
Sunset: 7:10pm
30

Sunrise: 6:43am
Sunset: 7:11pm
31

Sunrise: 6:41am
Sunset: 7:12pm
       

 

 

 

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