Clocks in Egypt put forward an hour

Ahram Online, Friday 1 Aug 2014

Clocks put forward following end of Ramadan fast

Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (Photo: Ahram Online)

Clocks in Egypt were put forward by one hour at midnight on Thursday, as daylight saving time was reimposed following the end of the month of Ramadan on Sunday.

Daylight saving time was applied in late May and then suspended for Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.

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. It was cancelled in 2011 and subsequently reintroduced this year.

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

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