Arab and Islamic countries around the world announced Saturday to be the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, when people started their fasting, which lasts for hours. The hours of fasting vary from country to another, and even from one city to another.
While most Arabs fast between 17 and 13 hours, there are Muslims fasting either much more or much less hours, especially those living in the southern part of the globe.
According to research, Algerians will be fasting more than other Arabs, where fasting hours in Algeria will reach 16 hours and 44 minutes, while citizens and residents of the Comoros will fast the lowest number of hours, with a fasting period of 12 hours and 45 minutes.
The average fasting hours in the Scandinavian countries will be about 20 hours, but the Lapland region of Finland will witness the longest fasting period. The Sun will set only for 55 minutes, which means that the fasting period will reach 23 hours and 5 minutes, according to the British newspaper “The Independent.”
On the other hand, Muslims living in the Ochaya region of Argentina will have the lowest number of hours, as the fasting period will be no more than nine hours.
Generally, Muslims in Iceland and Greenland will fast about 21 hours, in Norway 19 hours and Britain 18 hours, while in Canada they will fast for approximately 17 hours.
In Sydney, Australia, in the southern part of the globe, fasting hours reaches 11 hours 35 minutes.