A fast is observed on Sri Krishna Jayanti by many devout Hindus. Janmashtami fasting is observed 24-hour before the birth of Lord Krishna, which had taken place during the midnight. Sri Krishna Jayanti Fasting date in 2015 is September 5 in most places. During Janmashtami fast most people spend the time in community prayer in temples. Pujas and rituals will be held from 23:00 hrs of September 5 to 04:00 hrs of September 6.
Some people opt to read chapters from the Srimad Bhagavad Purana.
The pujas and rituals associated with Sri Krishna Jayanti are performed during midnight.