This day is designated a FAST DAY.
This means that according to the text of scripture, rules of a recognised governing body, or long-established custom of a particular religion, followers consider themselves expected to moderate what they eat in some way.
Different religions have different views on to what extent the fasting rules apply to those who are ill, pregnant, nursing an infant, undertaking physical labour or have conflicting responsibilities.
Neither Faith Wales, the Chaplaincy to the University of South Wales, nor the University of South Wales, can take any responsibility for the legal or commercial consequences of information provided here. The contents of this web site represent the best available information at the time of compiling data on feasts and fasts. In all cases the employer should clarify with the employee, client or volunteer their own interpretation of the religious laws which they consider binding.