Longest Fasting Hours – During the month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world practice daily fasting. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam that is done to refrain oneself from eating, drinking, smoking, and doing other immoral acts.
Fasting starts at dawn and ends when the sun sets, which is marked by the Maghrib prayer. Since each country has time differences, the fasting hours and times will vary throughout the world.
Countries with Shortest & Longest Fasting Hours
For those of you who live in Indonesia, you must know that the usual fasting duration is around 13 hours every year. However, do you know that some other countries have longer fasting hours which can last up to 20 hours?
If you would like to know what countries we’re talking about, you can see the table below. FYI, these hours are estimates only. Apart from that, the hours listed below are estimates based on the first day of the fasting period, so it may vary by day.
Fasting Schedules in Some Countries Around the World
|United States||Washington D.C.||16 hours|
|South Korea||Seoul||16.5 hours|
|India||New Delhi||15 hours|
|Saudi Arabia||Riyadh||15 hours|
|Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||13,5 hours|
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||11.5 hours|
Are You Interested in Fasting for 20 Hours a Day?
So…those are countries with the shortest and longest fasting hours in the world. It can be seen that people in Greenland must fast for 20 hours a day. Are you curious to know how it feels to fast that long?
Well, we hope that during this holy month, you can take the time for spiritual reflection and have more time with your family at home. Don’t forget to do some interesting activities with your kids! Have a peaceful and happy Ramadan!