Janmashtami 2023 is on September 6.
The fast starts after sunset on September 5.
The fast ends after sunrise on September 7.
Devotees can break the fast after 12:42 am on September 7.
If Janmashtami is observed on the day after sunrise, devotees can break the fast after 6:02 am on September 7.
Some devotees start fasting a day before Janmashtami, on September 5.
Others skip dinner on September 5 and start fasting from the next day.
The fast is usually observed for 24 hours, but some devotees may choose to fast for longer.
During the fast, devotees should avoid eating any solid food or drinking alcohol.
They can drink water, milk, fruit juices, and other light fluids.