[tz] DST changes in Egypt 2014

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue May 13 06:18:29 UTC 2014

Matt Johnson wrote:
> shouldn't we guess that the times will be the same as they were in 2010

Sounds good in theory, but in practice 2010 was inconsistent.  According 
to our data, most transitions were Thursday at 24:00 but one was Tuesday 
at 24:00.  So, Thursday at 24:00 is a plausible guess but it's by no 
means a lock.  Plus, our data say that in 2009 the rules were different 
yet: the spring-forward transition was Friday at 01:00.  So it's 
plausible that this year the day-of-week or time will be different from 

More searching, by the way, has found one nonauthoritative 
English-language source asserting without support that the fallback date 
will be 2014-09-04 (I guessed 2014-09-25 24:00) and that the Ramadan 
break dates will be announced later but will be around 2014-06-29 - 
2014-07-29 (we guessed 2014-06-29 01:00 - 2014-07-29 00:00).


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