[tz] DST in the news

Paul Gilmartin PaulGBoulder at AIM.com
Sat Aug 29 11:52:33 UTC 2020

On 2020-08-28, at 19:25:37, Philip Paeps wrote:
>     ...
> This system is still widely in use in Ethiopia (and reportedly in other parts of east Africa though I have no direct experience).  If you have a meeting at "three o'clock" you should turn up at 10:00.  The meeting will probably start at 10:30 ... possibly because you have to call at least one other person who thought the meeting was at 15:00. ;-)
I don't know the idiom, but I might expect the "first hour" to be
tropical sunrise, 06:00, thus the "third hour" 08:00 (or 08:30).

A half century ago I learned a similar Russian idiom; times from
08:01 to 08:59 were "one minute of the ninth hour" and "without
one minute of the ninth hour".

> I believe there's a link to an article about this phenomenon in tz-links.html.
Does it have a zoneinfo entry?

-- gil

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