Ramadhan 2020 : Fasting Hours in Southeast Asian Countries

Ramadhan 2020 : Fasting Hours in Southeast Asian Countries

The holy month of Ramadan is here and practicing Muslims are expected to fast, abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, ingesting medicine, and sexual activity throughout the day. The exact duration of the daily fast depends on the hours between sunrise and sunset. 

The tilt of the earth’s axis changes the position of the sun in the sky, causing it to appear for more or less time during a given day. 

Each day, the sun rises and sets slightly later or earlier, causing fasting hours to change by a few minutes. This year, as Ramadan falls between the months of April and May, some Muslims will fast for as long as 20 hours, while others will fast for approximately 11.5 hours.  Nordic countries will fast for the longest period of time. Norway, Greenland, and Finland will all see 20 hours of daylight, while other European countries such as Spain, France, and Italy will all have between 16.5 and 18 hours.  

In  Southeast Asian countries will fast fewer hours, such as Singapore (13.5 hours), Malaysia (13.5), Indonesia (13), and Thailand (14). 

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

Muslims in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan will break fast after 16 hours. 

Australia and New Zealand will be among countries experiencing the shortest fasting times this year, at 11.5 hours. 


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Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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