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Making time for family and introspection during the Bahá’í 19 Day Fast March 16, 2018
Many traditions use fasting as a way to mark events on religious calendars, such as the 19 Day Fast in the Bahá’í tradition. The fast, which ends on March 20th, marks the last month of the Bahá’í calendar before the new year begins. It involves abstaining from food or drink from sunrise to sunset. We learn how the multigenerational Ewing-Boyd family of Washington DC uses this time as an opportunity to slow down, gain discipline and reconnect with each other. Abdu'l Karim Ewing-Boyd, Angela Ewing-Boyd, their daughters 13-year-old Zaynab and 15-year-old Satiya Ewing-Boyd, and grandparents Tod and Alison Ewing invite us into their home to experience the daily breaking of the fast.

The Ewing-Boyd family, members of the Bahá’í community in Washington DC

(L-R) Zaynab Ewing-Boyd, Angela Ewing-Boyd, Abdu'l Karim Ewing-Boyd, Tod Ewing,
Amber Khan, and Alison Ewing (not pictured: Satiya Ewing-Boyd)