[tz] 2014 DST changes in Egypt, again

Imed Chihi ichihi at redhat.com
Wed Jun 4 13:41:29 UTC 2014

Hi all.

We have finally "located" a precise official reference about the DST 
changes in Egypt.  The Ministers Cabinet decision is explained at 

For some reason, this (Arabic) site is not accessible outside Egypt, but 
the page says:

"وفيما يتعلق بالتوقيت الصيفى، فمن المقرر أن يبدأ العمل به فى تمام الساعة 
الثانية عشرة مساء اليوم الخميس 15/5/2014، على أن يتم وقف العمل به فى 
الساعة الثانية عشر مساء يوم الخميس 26/6/2014، ويعاد العمل بالتوقيت 
الصيفى مجدداً عقب انتهاء شهر رمضان،وذلك فى تمام الساعة الثانية عشر مساء 
يوم الخميس "31/7/2014.

.. which translates into:

"With regard to daylight saving time, it is scheduled to take effect at 
exactly twelve o'clock this evening, Thursday, 15 MAY 2014, to be 
suspended by twelve o'clock on the evening of Thursday, 26 JUN 2014, and 
re-established again at the end of the month of Ramadan, at twelve 
o'clock on the evening of Thursday, 31 JUL 2014."

This statement has been reproduced by other (more accessible) sites:

1. http://elgornal.net/news/news.aspx?id=4699258

Since release 2014c was based on the assumption that the DST suspension 
would take place on 28 JUN 2014, I think that we'll need to make yet 
another adjustment to Africa/Cairo.


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