Ramadan 2020: Where will the shortest and longest fast be?

Ramadan 2020: Where will the shortest and longest fast be?

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 longest 20-hour countries

  • Norway
  • Greenland
  • Finland

Countries with a duration of 19 hours

  • Sweden
  • Germany

Countries with a duration of 18 and a half hours

  • Denmark
  • Poland
  • United Kingdom
  • Kazakhstan

Countries with a duration of 18 hours

  • Belgium
  • Switzerland

Countries with a duration of 17 and a half hours

  • Romania

Countries with a duration of 17 hours

  • Canada
  • Russia
  • France
  • Italy
  • Afghanistan

Countries with a duration of 16 and a half hours

  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • China
  • North Korea
  • Turkey
  • In many US states, there will be a 16-hour fast

Countries with 16-hour duration

  • Morocco
  • Japan
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Pakistan. The duration will be even shorter in different parts of the country
  • Lebanon
  • Syria

Countries with a duration of 15 and a half hours

  • Egypt
  • Palestine
  • Kuwait
  • In some parts of Pakistan, some fasts will last for 15 and a half hours.

Countries with a duration of 15 hours

  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Oman
  • Hong Kong
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates

Countries with a duration of 14 and a half hours

  • Sudan

Countries with a duration of 14 hours

  • Yemen
  • Ethiopia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand

Countries with a duration of 13 and a half hours

  • Malaysia
  • Singapore

Countries with a duration of 13 hours

  • Angola
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya

Countries with a duration of 12 and a half hours

  • Brazil
  • Zimbabwe

Countries with 12-hour duration

  • South Africa will also have an 11-and-a-half hour fast in some parts of the country.
  • The shortest duration is 11 and a half hours
  • Argentina
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Chile

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.

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