[tz] Egypt transitions around Ramadan don't match timeanddate.com
mj1856 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 1 18:26:24 UTC 2015
AFAIK, there's no guarantee that the transitions will occur *exactly* at the same time as Ramadan. The Egyptian government may use the Ramadan dates to decide when DST will change, but my guess is that DST will end *before* Ramadan, and resume *after*. It could be +/- a few days on either side.
> Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:45:49 -0400
> From: pfrankli at redhat.com
> To: tz at iana.org
> Subject: [tz] Egypt transitions around Ramadan don't match timeanddate.com
> In 2014e tzdata NEWS file stated:
> > Release 2014e - 2014-06-12 21:53:52 -0700
> >> Changes affecting near-future time stamps
> >> Egypt's 2014 Ramadan-based transitions are June 26 and July 31 at 24:00.
> >> (Thanks to Imed Chihi.) Guess that from 2015 on Egypt will temporarily
> >> switch to standard time at 24:00 the last Thursday before Ramadan, and
> >> back to DST at 00:00 the first Friday after Ramadan.
> Since Ramadan appears to start on Thursday, June 18 this year:
> I'm not sure if we should be transitioning on June 18 or June 11.
> tzdata is set to transition on the June 11. While timeanddate is expecting
> to transition on June 18.
> The end of Ramadan transition back to DST also differs between timeanddate and
> Can someone please confirm the correct transition dates?
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