Syria end of DST error in tz
nash at caltech.edu
Sat Oct 31 19:17:21 UTC 2009
Syria went to winter time this year at Midnight Thursday night
(October 29-30) **not** Saturday night Oct 31-Nov1 as the tz data base
We were in Damascus and had a flight on Friday morning -- so we had to
get this right. Emirate airlines appeared to know about this at least
several months in advance as they had adjusted their flight schedules
for this date when we bought tickets in June.
Probably the reason for this change is that Friday is the day off,
equivalent of our Sunday in Islamic countries. This may become common
in other Islamic countries.
Regards from Ajman in the UAE...
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