Many countries around the world are expected to observe the first fast on April 24, and this time Ramadan is approaching at a time when the Corona epidemic is spreading around the world.
In these days of the Coronavirus epidemic, this time around, although Ramadan will not be the same as in the past, however, those who wish to fast still seek to find out which country will have the shortest and longest fast in the world this time.
This article looks at the duration of fasting in many countries. This year, the longest fast will be 20 hours, while the shortest will be 11 hours and 30 minutes.
The longest fast this year will be in several European countries, where the duration of the fast will be 20 to 18 and a half hours.
Many European countries will fast for 20 hours, while many countries will fast for 19 hours and many countries for 18 and a half hours or more.
Similarly, the short-term fast will be up to 11 and a half hours and the countries with the same duration include South American countries and the countries of the Pacific Ocean.
According to the Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera, the shortest fasts will be observed in countries like New Zealand and Australia, while the longest fasts will be observed in countries like Greenland and Norway.
The duration of fasting may vary in different parts of the world, but in some countries, the same duration is set by the government.
There are also countries in the world where there is a big difference between the duration of day and night and in many countries, the day is only 4 to 5 hours, so the governments of such countries consult with religious scholars every year regarding the duration of fasting. And in such countries, there is usually a fast of 15 to 18 hours.