Karbala time in southern Iraq

Roozbeh Pournader roozbeh at sharif.edu
Sun Jun 22 17:24:13 UTC 2003

I also know a few people (usually senior and religious, but no
statistical relation to the level of education) who don't observe
daylight saving time here in Iran. They say it breaks their habits,
specially the ones about the prayer times. But I've yet to see a single
semi-authority recommend such a practice.


On Sun, 2003-04-27 at 11:44, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On April 22 at about 0700 GMT the BBC News World Service reported that
> Shias in several southern Iraqi cities have changed their clocks to be
> "Karbala time".  According to the story these Iraqis are 1 hour behind
> Baghdad, presumably because they are ignoring daylight-saving time.  I
> heard the report on a radio station in Los Angeles, but haven't been
> able to find a copy at the BBC web site news.bbc.co.uk.  Possibly the
> story was tape-delayed.
> This reminds me of the article in the Economist in June 2000, which
> said that Kurds were ignoring DST in northern Iraq.  Rives McDow's
> excellent contacts at the time disagreed with this claim.  Quite
> possibly a similar situation is occurring in southern Iraq right now.

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