During the month of Ramadan, Muslims raise their level of spiritual and physical submission to God through fasting. This means that Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and intimacy between husband and wife from sunrise to sunset. Ramzan 2021 brings the same sentiments.
In the Gregorian calendar, the date of Ramadan extends by about 11 days each year due to the different lengths of the Islamic and Gregorian years. Ramzan 2021 will start on April 12 or April 13 all over the world.
The next Ramadan that will come on today’s exact date will be almost 33 years from now (2054.)
Key Dates to Remember for Ramzan 2021
- Ramzan 2021 Started On: Monday, April 12, 2021 (First Fast on Tuesday13-04-2021)
- How Long is Ramadan: 30 days (Expected)
- When Is Laylat al-Qadr: On or around Saturday, May 8, 2021
- Ramadan Ending date: Tuesday, May 12, 2021(Expected)
- When Does Eid al-Fitr Start: Wednesday, May 13, 2021 (Expected)
Fasting Hours around the Globe for Ramzan 2021
The number of daylight hours varies from one country to other. Muslims in southern countries such as Chile or New Zealand fast for 11 hours, while those in northern countries such as Iceland or Norway fast 18+ hours.
For Muslims living in the Northern Territory, the number of fasting hours this year will be slightly lower and will continue to be lower for the next 11 years (2032). Eventually, after 11 years from now, Ramadan 2032 will fall during the winter month (the shortest day of the year).
After that, fasting times will increase until summer (the longest day in the northern year). The opposite will happen to Muslims living south of the equator.
Below we have mentioned, “how many hours of fasting will be in different countries worldwide.” These timings are expected hours of fasting, so any changes in the minutes will be acceptable.
Fasting time of 15-20 Hours a day
- Nuuk, Greenland: 19-20 hours
- Reykjavik, Iceland: 19-20 hours
- Helsinki, Finland: 18-19 hours
- Stockholm, Sweden: 17-18 hours
- Glasgow, Scotland, UK: 17-18 hours
- Oslo, Norway: 17-18 hours
- Copenhagen, Denmark: 17-18 hours
- Moscow, Russia: 17-18 hours
- Berlin, Germany: 16-17 hours
- Amsterdam, the Netherlands: 16-17 hours
- Warsaw, Poland: 16-17 hours
- London, UK: 16-17 hours
- Paris, France: 16-17 hours
- Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan: 16-17 hours
- Brussels, Belgium: 16-17 hours
- Zurich, Switzerland: 16-17 hours
- Bucharest, Romania: 15-16 hours
- Ottawa, Canada: 15-16 hours
- Sofia, Bulgaria: 15-16 hours
- Rome, Italy: 15-16 hours
- Madrid, Spain: 15-16 hours
- Lisbon, Portugal: 15-16 hours
- Athens, Greece: 15-16 hours
- Beijing, China: 15-16 hours
- Washington, DC, US: 15-16 hours
- Pyongyang, North Korea: 15-16 hours
- Ankara, Turkey: 15-16 hours
Fasting Hour of 11-15 Hours
Here are the list of countries where fasting hours varies from 11-15 hours
- Rabat, Morocco: 14-15 hours
- Tokyo, Japan: 14-15 hours
- Islamabad, Pakistan: 14-15 hours
- Tehran, Iran: 14-15 hours
- Baghdad, Iraq: 14-15 hours
- Beirut, Lebanon: 14-15 hours
- Damascus, Syria: 14-15 hours
- Cairo, Egypt: 14-15 hours
- Jerusalem: 14-15 hours
- Kuwait City, Kuwait: 14-15 hours
- Gaza City, Palestine: 14-15 hours
- New Delhi, India: 14-15 hours
- Hong Kong: 14-15 hours
- Dhaka, Bangladesh: 14-15 hours
- Muscat, Oman: 14-15 hours
- Kabul, Afghanistan: 14-15 hours
- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 14-15 hours
- Doha, Qatar: 14-15 hours
- Dubai, UAE: 14-15 hours
- Aden, Yemen: 13-14 hours
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: 13-14 hours
- Dakar, Senegal: 13-14 hours
- Abuja, Nigeria: 13-14 hours
- Colombo, Sri Lanka: 13-14 hours
- Bangkok, Thailand: 13-14 hours
- Khartoum, Sudan: 13-14 hours
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 13-14 hours
- Singapore: 13-14 hours
- Nairobi, Kenya: 13-14 hours
- Luanda, Angola: 12-13 hours
- Jakarta, Indonesia: 12-13 hours
- Brasilia, Brazil: 12-13 hours
- Harare, Zimbabwe: 12-13 hours
- Johannesburg, South Africa: 11-12 hours
- Buenos Aires, Argentina: 11-12 hours
- Ciudad del Este, Paraguay: 11-12 hours
- Cape Town, South Africa: 11-12 hours
- Montevideo, Uruguay: 11-12 hours
- Canberra, Australia: 11-12 hours
- Puerto Montt, Chile: 11-12 hours
- Christchurch, New Zealand: 11-12 hours
Fasting Hours in Arab Countries
In Saudi Arabia’s capital, fasting will last for 14 hours in the early days of Ramadan, 14 hours and 42 minutes in the last days, 13 hours and 51 minutes in Mecca, and 14 hours and 7 minutes in the previous days.
In the UAE, it will be 14 hours 17 minutes to 15 hours 19 minutes, while in Oman, the fast will be 14 hours one minute, and in the last decade, it will be 14 hours 41 minutes.
For Qatar, the beginning of Ramadan will be 14 hours and 6 minutes, and the last days will be 14 hours and 50 minutes, while in Bahrain, the fast will be 14 hours and 9 minutes, and the previous days will be 14 hours and 54 minutes.
What if Sunset and Sunrise are very close?
In countries where sunset and sunrise are very close (less than 3 hours apart) or cannot be separated, a fatwa has been issued to allow Muslims to observe the nearest country or city timings. The day and night have different timings.
So, for example, if Ramadan were in June, in Sweden, people would be watching the midnight sun, making it almost impossible for Muslims to fast there. So, they will look for a neighboring country to observe their fasting times.
Fasting Hours hardly changes in Middle East
If you live in a country near the tropics like most parts of the Middle East, the fasting amount is reckless of the weather. There are usually about 14 hours between dawn and dusk in the equator, regardless of whether it is summer, winter, autumn, or spring.
However, the people of the southern and northern territories will have to face maximum change, as Ramadan covers a distance of ten days each coming year.
At this time, cities in the southern territories have less time to fast when Ramadan comes in spring and summer. However, those living in the Northern parts will usually have to experience longer days.
For example, in Glasgow, Scotland, fasting lasts 17 hours in summer and only nine hours a day in winter. However, there are more or fewer regular hours in the Middle East because it is close to the equator.