[tz] DST Change in Egypt April from GMT+2 to GMT+3

Amir Ayad amir.ayad at ericsson.com
Sun Mar 12 10:07:09 UTC 2023

Hello Dears,

The change is an official one, Please check below the news published in the official Gazette:


Also the same was published in many other official websites:

  *   El Ahram online (oldest newspaper in Egypt): Adjusting the clock - Egypt - Al-Ahram Weekly - Ahram Online<https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/491316.aspx>
  *   Time.is: Time.is 11:59<https://time.is/time_zone_news/egypt_brings_back_dst>
  *   Middle East News Agency: الحكومة توافق على مشروع قانون حول عودة العمل بنظام التوقيت الصيفي وآخر بشأن حوكمة إنشاء الجامعات الأهلية - Welcome to Middle East News Agency (mena.org.eg)<https://www.mena.org.eg/ar/news/dbcall/table/textnews/id/10044253#:~:text=2023%2D03%2D01%2010%3A53%3A52%20GMT&text=%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%A9%20%D9%81%D9%8A%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%88%D9%84%20%D9%85%D9%86%20%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B3,%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D8%A9%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%85%D9%84%20%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%A7%D9%85%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%AA%20%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%81%D9%8A>
  *   WorldTimeZone: DST News - Egypt to return of Summer Time daylight saving time in 2023 (worldtimezone.com)<https://www.worldtimezone.com/dst_news/dst_news_egypt11.html>
  *   Timeanddate: Egypt Reintroduces DST to Save Energy (timeanddate.com)<https://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/dst-egypt-2023.html#:~:text=Egypt%20Reintroduces%20DST%20to%20Save%20Energy%201%20The,Recent%20Years%20...%205%20Time%20in%20Egypt%20> / Daylight Saving Time Changes 2023 in Cairo, Egypt (timeanddate.com)<https://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/egypt/cairo>

As per all the above it’s official now, so kindly seeking your urgent support as usual to provide us with an updated package the soonest to start implementing it on our nodes as it’ll take some time of integration.

Best Regards,


Amir Ayad
Senior Support Engineer

Mobile: +201284336575
amir.ayad at ericsson.com<mailto:amir.ayad at ericsson.com>

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-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis at Shaw.ca>
Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2023 6:30 PM
To: tz at iana.org
Cc: Amir Ayad <amir.ayad at ericsson.com>
Subject: Re: [tz] DST Change in Egypt April from GMT+2 to GMT+3

Facebook post Google translated:

- The Council of Ministers approved a draft law regarding the return of the summer time system. The text of the draft law came as follows:

“From the last Friday of April until the end of the last Thursday of October of each Gregorian year, the legal hour in the Arab Republic of Egypt is the hour according to the time followed, advanced by sixty minutes.”

which also does not state the times on those dates at which the changes occur!

Are there any official posts of the final law, preferably in French or English, under an official Egyptian government domain in Egypt .gov.eg. such as the official Egyptian gazette?

Unfortunately the Egyptian government has previously cancelled published summer time changes with little notice, when the laws were not published, due to disagreements between the PM, the Cabinet, and the Parliament, possibly causing hesitation to publish these changes until Egypt commits this time:


Interesting that it took MS 12 days to publish a Windows update, after Matt's reg update; no mention of how long until Android and iPhone updates; and Egypt incurred an $8M IATA fine, plus $2M loss by EgyptAir, and other costs of the economic chaos caused by the last minute cancellation:


IANA/ICANN should fine the CC TLD $1M/day for each day under 32 between the regulation, decree, or law being published and the day of the time change, and add $1M for each transition if they do not publish the time of day.

This management fee should be added to all CC TLD contracts.

Income could be spent reminding governments to plan time changes well ahead.

I'd split the royalties for the idea with Paul and ADO! ;^>

On 2023-03-07 12:38, Amir Ayad via tz wrote:

> Thanks for your feedback, please check below post from official page

> of presidency of the council of Ministers:


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> Also the same news was published in many newspapers as below:


>   * https://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/2831283

>     <https://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/2831283>


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> Replied from tz at iana.org<mailto:tz at iana.org> - please do not post to tz-announce at iana.org<mailto:tz-announce at iana.org>

> Please review latest posts to see notice and discussion:

> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/

> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2023-March/thread.html

> <https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2023-March/thread.html>

> and patches:

> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/attachments/20230301/08c02899/0001-E

> gypt-now-uses-DST-again.patch

> https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/attachments/20230302/c15164f6/0001-M

> ax-max.patch Please provide, if possible, a link to an official

> Egyptian government post, source, decree, regulation, or law to

> validate that the legal change will occur, which could speed up the

> release.

> On 2023-03-06 06:27, Amir Ayad via tz wrote:

>  > Kindly need your support to provide us with an updated TZ package

> as  > our Government in Egypt recently declared to start applying DST

> > timings starting from *last week in April till last week in October*

> > which will impact many Ericsson charging nodes.

>  > Accordingly we need this package the soonest to start implementing on our nodes.

>  > Thanks in advance for your usual support.
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