[tz] Cairo/Egypt

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Wed Jun 15 18:24:50 UTC 2016

Frank Bean wrote:
> the current story from Egypt's
> government is that they will not be implementing DST until the end of
> Ramadan going forward.

Thanks, do you have a citation for that? For 2017-2019 this story would make 
sense (and is a change to our current prediction for those years), as it would 
eliminate a short, confusing period of DST from the last Thursday in April at 
24:00 until just before Ramadan starts in May.

For the years 2036 on, though, the story would not make sense, as it would mean 
no DST for most of the summer, and then a short period of DST just before DST 
ends the last Thursday in October at 24:00. Presumably the Egyptian government 
has not thought that far ahead.

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