[tz] Morocco to fall back Sept. 27, not Oct. 25

Steffen Thorsen thorsen at timeanddate.com
Fri Sep 18 12:01:54 UTC 2015

While this might be true, I would suggest waiting for more information 
or an official confirmation before making this change, as there are a 
few things in the article that are a bit strange:

First of all it says "Morocco returns to standard time (GMT) every year 
on the last Sunday of September, which marks this year September 27." 
which we know is not true for past two years.

Secondly, there are two user comments to the article, claiming it is 
wrong (and still in October).

Finally, after spending some time on official websites and other news 
sites for Morocco, we have not found anything confirming this. The 
article says the Ministry of Public Service and Modernization of 
Administration had a statement about this on Tuesday, while their site 
http://www.mmsp.gov.ma still does not have this info available online, 
as they usually do for any change of legal time:

http://www.mmsp.gov.ma/fr/actualites.aspx?id=889 (end of Ramadan 2015)
http://www.mmsp.gov.ma/fr/actualites.aspx?id=863 (for Ramadan 2015)
http://www.mmsp.gov.ma/fr/actualites.aspx?id=805 (for start of DST 2015)
http://www.mmsp.gov.ma/fr/actualites.aspx?id=688 (for DST end 2014)

Best regards,
Steffen Thorsen - timeanddate.com

On 18.09.2015 09:30, Paul Eggert wrote:
> The attached proposed patch implements a change noted in yesterday's 
> Morocco World News.  I have not seen an official announcement by the 
> Moroccan government.  I suppose we'll need a new tzdata release soon, 
> as the change takes effect in less than nine days.

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