Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Egypt will reapply daylight saving time starting this Thursday, the Egyptian cabinet announced.

The clock will now go an hour forward to readjst to daylight saving time, which was applied in late May and then cancelled during the holy month of Ramadan to shorten the fasting period of Muslims.

Daylight saving time was first adopted in Egypt in 1988 as a way to reduce electricity consumption. The energy ministry later submitted a study to the cabinet showing the move had no impact on energy consumption.

In Egypt, standard time is GMT (UTC)+2. Daylight saving time is GMT+3.


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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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So that's when Ramadan ends then does it ?....:cool:
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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Ramadan ends Sunday feast starts on Monday.

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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This is weird.


http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent ... rsday.aspx


Ramadan ends 28th July.

All the International Time charts show Egypt reverting to "daylight saving" on 1st August !

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/egypt/cairo


Chaos looms :lol:

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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newcastle wrote:This is weird.


http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent ... rsday.aspx


Ramadan ends 28th July.

All the International Time charts show Egypt reverting to "daylight saving" on 1st August !

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/egypt/cairo


Chaos looms :lol:
"Chaos looms" only looming that would be a step forward :wi

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Don't go shopping on Sunday is my advice, unless of course one could purchase that mornings catch of fresh lobsters...:cool:
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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Who2 wrote:Don't go shopping on Sunday is my advice, unless of course one could purchase that mornings catch of fresh lobsters...:cool:
I'm no longer sure if Sunday will fall immediately after Saturday next weekend.

I will await the next announcement from the Egyptian cabinet.

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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According to Aswat Masriya newspaper, the clocks will change on July 31st:

CAIRO, July 22 (Aswat Masriya) Daylight saving time (DST) will be restored on Thursday July 31, announced the Egyptian cabinet.

The clock will shift one hour forward starting Thursday midnight, following the end of Eid al-Fitr, a religious holiday which marks the end of fasting in Ramadan, which is celebrated by the Muslim majority in Egypt.

DST was abolished three years earlier, following the January uprising, but the decision to restore it came in order to alleviate Egypt's energy crisis, explained the statement.

The government said that the decision is linked to Egypt’s economic conditions, which led officials to force frequent power cuts in order to ease the load on electricity consumption.

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Remus wrote:According to Aswat Masriya newspaper, the clocks will change on July 31st:

CAIRO, July 22 (Aswat Masriya) Daylight saving time (DST) will be restored on Thursday July 31, announced the Egyptian cabinet.

The clock will shift one hour forward starting Thursday midnight, following the end of Eid al-Fitr, a religious holiday which marks the end of fasting in Ramadan, which is celebrated by the Muslim majority in Egypt.

DST was abolished three years earlier, following the January uprising, but the decision to restore it came in order to alleviate Egypt's energy crisis, explained the statement.

The government said that the decision is linked to Egypt’s economic conditions, which led officials to force frequent power cuts in order to ease the load on electricity consumption.
That would seem to be in line with everything I've heard.

Trust Al Ahram to get it wrong :lol:

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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I never thought for a moment that even in full retirement I would still need to clock on and off so regularly. :(
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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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I still don't know whether to believe Wikipedia or Al Ahram. Surely to God somebody has a definitive answer??


Daylight saving time in Egypt
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As of May 16, 2014, summer time is observed in Egypt with an exception for the holy month of Ramadan.[1]

For 2014, these dates are:

16 May – advance to UTC+3 (EEST)
26 June – return to UTC+2 (start of Ramadan; sunset of 28 June)
1 August – advance to UTC+3 (end of Ramadan; sunset of 27 July)
25 September – return to UTC+2 (EET)

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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For what it's worth...the original Cabinet announcement (June 22) :-


Egypt's Cabinet said Thursday that operating with the daylight saving time will be temporarily suspended as of Thursday midnight on the advent of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Clocks will be turned back by 60 minutes to standard time at midnight Thursday, June 26.

It will be resumed after the end of Ramadan on midnight of Thursday on July 31, the Cabinet said.

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Ahram Online have now changed their story (Thursday 24 Jul 2014) :lol:

Egypt puts clocks forward on Friday 31 July.

Starting Friday, 31 July, Egyptians will reapply daylight saving time with the end of Ramadan.

Egypt will reapply daylight saving time starting midnight on Friday 31 July, the Egyptian cabinet announced.

The clock will now go an hour forward to readjst to daylight saving time, which was applied in late May and then cancelled during the holy month of Ramadan to shorten the fasting period of Muslims.

Daylight saving time was first adopted in Egypt in 1988 as a way to reduce electricity consumption. The energy ministry later submitted a study to the cabinet showing the move had no impact on energy consumption.

In Egypt, standard time is GMT (UTC)+2. Daylight saving time is GMT+3.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/106855.aspx
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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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What is it with Egyptian media?

Do they ever, ever get it right first time?

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Aaaah.....my beloved Egypt :) The Land That Time Forgot....or perhaps The Land That Forgot Time.

Getting it right at the second attempt is pretty impressive (they weren't so hot with pyramids).

The end of Ramadan and the commencement of Eid el Fitr is still down to the sighting of the new moon crescent by some old duffer in Cairo. No change there then....for the last 1400 years.

The apparent discrepancy between Al Ahram's original announcement and the date pronounced everywhere else was reported on several local forums. I don't recall a single Egyptian taking the slightest interest. It was if "An hour here....an hour there....who cares?"

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Egypt will apply daylight saving time starting midnight on Thursday 31 Jul 2014

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Next thing we will be hearing is how much Electricity this experiment saved, when in actual fact it will be the amount of power cuts that saved the electricity. Come on Al Ahram do your bit!!

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Daylight saving time was first adopted in Egypt in 1988 as a way to reduce electricity consumption. The energy ministry later submitted a study to the cabinet showing the move had no impact on energy consumption.

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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All this shifting of time, and no one knows whats going on. is it over tonight, tomorrow, ????
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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Bloody hell I put all my clocks forward last night, so now you say it's 1230hrs..jesus wept!...:cool:
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