Dave gave everyone on the island of Saipan an open invitation to join him and his family in the Baha'i Fast. Dave writes, "It's a period of 19 days, from March 2-20. Unlike Lent and Ramadan, it is fixed to the solar calendar, and falls on these same days every year, ending on March 21 with the Baha'i New Year -- the vernal equinox."
Read his blog for more, but he invites you to join him for a day.
I've asked if I can join the fast tomorrow. We won't eat or drink anything from sunrise to sunset. Then we're having dinner together at the best restaurant on Saipan, Giovanni's, when it is all over.
Catholics celebrate the vernal equinox, too. We just call it Easter. And instead of restricting all food and water, we don't eat meat. Well, we don't eat beef, chicken, or pork...on Fridays.