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Egypt puts clocks forward on Thursday 31 July

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

Ahram Online , Thursday 31 Jul 2014
Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (Photo: Ahram Online)
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Egypt will reapply daylight saving time starting 11:59 pm on Thursday 31 July, as previously set by the Egyptian cabinet.

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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23-07-2014 07:12pm
nonsense nr 1!!!!!
hey,government,its already end of July, and latest in start of october you turn it AGAIN back! this is all over the world a waste of energy and gives the people miserable changing days! worse off, in the belt arround the equator,it doesnt bring any benefit, your country has a roughly summer/winter difference of about 1-1 1/2 hour sunlight! the whole idea is meant to be working in northern countries,where the difference is 3 to 5 hours between the seasons! this,exactly this decision showes,how miserable this country is ruled all along,without pre-thinking!
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