The last month in the Baha’i calendar, ‘Alá’ (Loftiness), is dedicated to the Baha’i Fast. During this time, Baha’is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink for 19 days from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation. Begins at sunset of the first day and ends at sunset of the last day. Exemptions from the Fast occur for illness, pregnancy, nursing mothers, extended travel and arduous physical labor. Some students or employees may request schedule adjustments in order to accommodate the Fast. As with other Bahá'í months, a 19-Day Feast observance occurs on the first day.
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