[tz] Timezones Morocco 2013 incorrect

Erik Homoet ehomoet at quintessence.net
Mon Mar 4 08:52:42 UTC 2013

Hi Paul,

Law by the government is the for the long term, not having DST during


An official link for the announcement for this year I cannot find on
official local websites but on all timezone and worldtime websites and
airlines booking engines are using it.

Ramadan is defined by cresent of new moon. The dates for the coming years
can be found on:


Best regards,


On 02/03/13 03:20, "Paul Eggert" <eggert at cs.ucla.edu> wrote:

> On 02/28/13 02:46, Erik Homoet wrote:
>> Morocco is also on Wintertime during the month of Ramadan.
> Thank you for the heads-up.  Can you please point us at a local,
> reliable source for this news?  Presumably timeanddate.com got it from
> somewhere.  An English-language source would be preferred, but Arabic
> is OK.
> The Wikipedia article "Daylight saving time in Morocco"
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_in_Morocco>
> says "starting in 2012, clocks shall be advanced 60 minutes at
> 02:00 on the last Sunday of April of each year, and return to UTC
> at 03:00 on the last Sunday of September of the same year, with
> the exception of the holy month of Ramadan, during which DST will
> not be observed."  But the sources it cites don't actually seem to
> say this.
> Which raises the question: how is Ramadan determined in Morocco?
> Is it a government decree long in advance, or is it decided based on
> visual sightings of the crescent moon?  If the latter, it's going
> to be hard for us to predict the daylight-saving transitions.

Erik Homoet
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