[tz] Lebanon DST change reverted

Rany Hany rany_hany at riseup.net
Mon Mar 27 14:17:17 UTC 2023

Yes, that's it. DST will now begin on March 30 at 12AM GMT+2 per all the 
sources previously sent. The news articles translated into English (both 
the machine translated ones and published in English) might sound 
ambiguous but that's because they literally translated the text from Arabic.

Hopefully the update could be released soon before 2023b causes any 
damage on March 30. The government changing this on such short notice 
(both with their initial announcement and just now is so reckless).

I might just switch to UTC because I don't trust the government in 
managing a timezone anymore! Just ridiculous... it's one thing to trash 
your own currency and economy but this is just mind-boggling. All they 
had to do was nothing and all would have been well!

On 3/27/23 17:02, Andrea Singletary wrote:
> So 2023c will reflect DST (GMT+3) beginning on March 30 at 12AM GMT+2? 
> Just trying to be extra clear so that vendors who have already updated 
> to 2023b understand what they will have to do to update to 2023c, and 
> they can hopefully get out ahead of the Wednesday night / Thursday 
> morning deadline.
> Any idea when we can expect 2023c to be released?
> *From:* Jad Baz <jadbaz at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, March 27, 2023 7:18 AM
> *To:* Rany Hany <rany_hany at riseup.net>
> *Cc:* tz at iana.org
> *Subject:* Re: [tz] Lebanon DST change reverted
> Yes, the 48h window was officially decided by the cabinet and should 
> probably be adopted for historical purposes
> Middle East airlines already changed local times back to Winter time 
> so I don't expect that they would change them again for 
> Monday->Wednesday flights only
> Unless they do, this is another reason why historical time should be 
> Winter time for midnight Sunday -> midnight Thursday
> That being said, while 2023c should be released as soon as possible to 
> stop the bleeding from 2023b and future scheduling conundrums, perhaps 
> it's best to advise vendors to stay on 2023a until at least Thursday 
> morning and then jump to 2023c to avoid further confusion in the 
> interrim period
> This is especially true as people in Lebanon are still calling DST 
> "International Time" vs Winter "Local Time". I think very few people 
> are aware of the IANA db and that a change was already committed and 
> released
> In other words, any sudden updates to their device times will 
> completely throw them off
> On Mon, Mar 27, 2023, 15:11 Rany Hany via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     Yes it should switch to DST (GMT+3) on March 30 at 12AM GMT+2. The
>     government statement seems clear to me after more complete media
>     reports came out.
>     Here is a government media source if it is needed to revert this
>     change:
>     https://www.nna-leb.gov.lb/ar/%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A9/604360/%D9%85%D9%8A%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%AA%D9%8A-%D8%A3%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%A5%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%8A%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-48-%D8%B3%D8%A7%D8%B9%D8%A9
>     <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.nna-leb.gov.lb/ar/**I/604360/**K-**G-**K-**E-**M-**K-**E-48-**G__;2LPZitin2LPYqdmF2YrZgtin2KrZitij2LnZhNmG2KfZhNi52YjYr9ip2KXZhNmJ2KfZhNiq2YjZgtmK2KrYp9mE2LXZitmB2YrYqNi52K_Ys9in2LnYqQ!!BJMh1g!7m54QAZirrGnjq2OKelaXiMHD6r0cXVPYHNQ4t_CsxZeontiqhHYC0jAAGiN0umhrkHTTZzS2q2ADspY$>
>     On 3/27/23 15:03, Andrea Singletary via tz wrote:
>         Will 2023c have Asia/Beirut starting DST this year on March 30?
>         What does this mean for future years? Wish the cabinet
>         would've clarified that while they were on the subject, as
>         Spring Forward intersects with Ramadan for the next few years...
>         /——/
>         /Sent from my pocket-sized infinite improbability generator/
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