[tz] Lebanon DST change internally disputed

Jad Baz jadbaz at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 20:45:28 UTC 2023

Lebanon is going through many internal disputes surrounding the latest
decision to delay DST
Many institutions are refusing to comply with the change and are going to
adopt regular DST on Sunday Mar 26th
Those institutions include but are not limited to:
- News agencies
- Religious organizations
- Schools, universities, etc...

The refusal is mainly centered the legality of that decision and,
obviously, the technical chaos it will create because of its short notice
Moreover, as some of the below articles mention, this is also causing
sectarian strife

All of these concerns are important to bring to light in view of IANA's
procedures for updating timezone data:
If you would ask today "what the average person on the street would think
the time actually is", it's not at all clear what the answer would be

Below are some links about these latest developments:






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