[tz] Egypt to have DST again

Matt Johnson mj1856 at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 27 17:43:18 UTC 2016

Wow.  Epic flip-flopping...

Lots of other news sites reporting this also.  Here's one with significant more detail:


No news yet on the parliament web site (http://www.parliament.gov.eg/) or any other official site I can find.  Will keep monitoring.


From: Ahmed Nazmy <anazmy at redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2016 8:06 AM
To: Paul Eggert; Matt Johnson; Time Zone Database; WorldTimeServer.com Support
Subject: RE: [tz] Egypt to have DST again

Guess what, according to this article[1]

Egyptian Parliament today  just decided to cancel DST

I'm still waiting for any kind of official recognition of this news

[1] http://www.shorouknews.com/mobile/news/view.aspx?cdate=27062016&id=3ff4b872-5d90-4bad-bc34-9f4ba97b13f6

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From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Date: 6/14/16 11:02 PM (GMT+03:00)
To: Matt Johnson <mj1856 at hotmail.com>, Time Zone Database <tz at iana.org>, "WorldTimeServer.com Support" <info at worldtimeserver.com>
Subject: Re: [tz] Egypt to have DST again

On 06/14/2016 11:00 AM, Matt Johnson wrote:
> I have not yet located any official legislative document.

Me neither, though I haven't looked that hard and I read Arabic only via
automatic translators. Given your recent email and others, though, the
likelihood of the change happening seemed high enough that a new tzdata
release now seemed likely to cure more problems than it would cause.

The Egyptian government regularly changes daylight-saving rules with
less than two weeks' notice, most recently in April of last year. Let's
hope we guessed right this time. Either way, maybe you could add Egypt
to the hall of fame in
as Egypt's 2016 ranks right up there with 2015, 2011, 2010,....

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