Depending on end timing of Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra fast on Krishna Janmashtami might continue for two complete days. Devotees who are not able to follow two days fast might break the fast on next day after Sunrise.
Krishna Janmashtami also known as Gokulashtami marks the celebration of birth of Lord Krishna. This year, it will be celebrated on August 25, 2016. Krishna Janmaastami is celebrated across the country with religious fervour and enthusiasm. According to Hindu calendar, the Krishna Janmaastami is celebrated on the 8th day of Ashtami of Krishna Paksh in the month of Bhadon of the dark fortnight.
Krishna Janmaastami 2016 Pooja Shubh Muhurat Ashtami Tithi Begins 22:17 on 24/Aug/2016; Ashtami Tithi Ends = 20:07 on 25/Aug/2016
Devotees, who will be fasting on 25th August, should not consume grains until the fast is broken on next day after Sunrise.Parana, which means breaking the fast, should be done appropriately at a particular time. For Krishna Janmashtami fasting, Parana is done on next day after Sunrise. Until the Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra don't get over before Sunset, then devotees cannot eat during day time.