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Ramadan 2022: Countries with Longest and Shortest Fasting Hours

03:48 PM Apr 02, 2022 IST | Ground report
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For Muslims around the world, the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan is both a cause for celebration and a means of fulfilling one of the five pillars of Islam. Longest and shortest fasting hours for Ramadan 2022 by countries

Although Ramadan fasting times vary around the world, they can generally be described as ‘from dawn to dusk,’ which means that Muslims are not allowed to drink, eat, and have intimacy between husband and wife while the sun is still out.


Johannesburg in South Africa will reportedly see the shortest fasting day this Ramadan with just 11 hours of fasting at the start of the month. Other cities with short fast days, between 11 and 12 hours, are Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Christchurch.

Worshipers in Reykjavik, Iceland, on the other hand, could fast longer, with the time between sunrise and sunset expected to be up to 16 hours and 50 minutes. Other cities with fast days between 15 and 16 hours are Lisbon, Paris, Warsaw and London.


Longest Shortest Fasting Hours

Shortest fast times:

Johannesburg, South Africa: 11 to 12 hours

Buenos Aires, Argentina: 11 to 12 hours


Cape Town, South Africa: 11 to 12 hours

Christchurch, New Zealand: 11 to 12 hours


Ciudad del Este, Paraguay: 11 to 12 hours

Montevideo, Uruguay: 11 to 12 hours

Brasilia, Brazil: 12 to 13 hours

Harare, Zimbabwe: 12 to 13 hours

Longest fast times:

Reykjavík, Iceland: 16 hours and 50 minutes

Warsaw, Poland: 15 hours

London, England: 15 hours

Paris, France: 16 to 17 hours

Lisbon, Portugal: 15 to 16 hours

Athens, Greece: 15 to 16 hours

Beijing, China: 15 to 16 hours

Washington DC, US: 15 to 16 hours

Ankara, Turkey: 15 to 16 hours

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