[tz] Casablanca Timezone changes
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Tue Jul 17 07:13:33 UTC 2012
The official return to GMT is announced by the moroccan government:
http://www.mmsp.gov.ma/fr/actualites.aspx?id=288 [in French]
==== Google translation ====
Back to the standard time of the Kingdom (GMT)
Pursuant to Decree No. 2-12-126 issued on 26 Jumada (I) 1433 (April 18,
2012) and In accordance with the order of Mr. President of the
Government No. 3-47-12 issued on 24 Sha'ban (11 July 2012), the Ministry
of Public Service and Administration Modernization announces the return
of the legal time of the Kingdom (GMT) from Friday, July 20, 2012 until
Monday, August 20, 2012. So the time may be delayed by 60 minutes from
3:00 am Friday, July 20, 2012 and will again be advanced by 60 minutes
August 20, 2012 from 2:00 am.
Le 13/07/2012 15:02, Patrice Scattolin a ecrit :
> here's the government announcement
> http://www.mmsp.gov.ma/fr/actualites.aspx?id=250 The actual
> proclamation is in arabic.
> It doesn't say when Ramadan is (presumably they require observation?)
> This website http://www.gobladi.com/ramadan-2012-au-maroc
> suggests july 20th to august 18th but points out that actual date
> depends on observation.
> and this one concurs:
> Apparently it's this ministery that actually sets the date for
> Ramadan: http://www.habous.gov.ma/fr/ There isn't a date posted,
> however under islamic affairs there appears to be announcement of
> sightings of moon crescent
> http://www.habous.gov.ma/fr/Affaires-islamiques.html and the start of
> holidays so this could also apply to Ramadan as well.
> So by all account the actual date isn't settled but guesses from
> timeanddate.com and microsoft are as close as one could hope to do
> ahead of time.
> On 12/07/2012 3:53 PM, David Magda wrote:
>> On Thu, July 12, 2012 09:38, Ian Abbott wrote:
>>> On 2012-07-12 11:58, Neil Masson wrote:
>>>> According to
>>>> DST in Morocco is being suspended between 20 July and 19 August. A
>>>> customer is reporting that the suspension will be between 15 July
>>>> and 26
>>>> August. I have asked for references, but so far do not have any.
>>> FWIW, Microsoft appear to be going with the 20 July and 19 August dates
>>> and have Windows hotfixes to be installed during certain intervals to
>>> cope with the temporary suspension of DST. See:
>> Non-normative weblog post from March:
>> This seems to fall under the bailiwick of the Minister "in Charge of
>> Modernization of Public Sectors", so if anyone has decent French or
>> skills, you can perhaps through the Ministry's web site:
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