End of DST in Africa/Cairo 2009

Robin Thorpe robin at financialcalendar.com
Wed Aug 5 19:46:26 UTC 2009

Dear Jacquie,

Paul is out of the office on vacation until Monday, August 10, 2009, 
but I can help you with your question.

We are aware of the daylight savings issue in Egypt and are 
monitoring it closely.  According to previous announcements daylight 
savings time should change the last weekend in September.  However, 
this year is different due to Ramadan starting August 22.

It is probable that the government will make a change, but there has 
been no official decision as of today.  Historically the government 
has made the announcement about one week prior to the start of 
Ramadan.  If they follow this pattern the announcement would come 
around August 15.  According to our sources the last possible day for 
the announcement is August 20 since Ramadan begins on August 22.  We 
will issue an update as soon as a change is announced and confirmed.

I hope this addresses your concerns.  If it doesn't or if you have 
other questions please feel free to email or call me at 212-742-8577.

Kind regards,

At 02:44 PM 8/5/2009, jacquie at entropy.cc wrote:
>Does anyone know of an update for the end of DST in Africa/Cairo? 
>According to the latest tzdata2009k.tar.gz, DST will end on 
>September 24, 2009. However, time and date have August 20, 2009:
>We have confirmed with several properties in Cairo that DST will end 
>on August 20th. Thanks in advance for any information.

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