[tz] Casablanca Timezone changes

Patrice Scattolin patrice.scattolin at oracle.com
Fri Jul 13 13:02:12 UTC 2012

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
>>> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/clockchange.html?n=60&year=2012,
>>> 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:
>> http://blogs.technet.com/b/dst2007/archive/2012/06/20/ramadan-change-for-moroccan-dst.aspx
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2698707
> Non-normative weblog post from March:
>    http://riadzany.blogspot.com/2012/03/daylight-saving-in-morocco-2012.html
> This seems to fall under the bailiwick of the Minister "in Charge of
> Modernization of Public Sectors", so if anyone has decent French or Arabic
> skills, you can perhaps through the Ministry's web site:
>    http://www.mmsp.gov.ma/fr/index.aspx

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