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Morocco Pauses DST for Ramadan

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Published 9-Jun-2015

Morocco pauses Daylight Saving Time (DST) for 5 weeks during the month of Ramadan, starting Sunday, June 14, 2015.

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Jamaa el Fna market in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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At 3:00 (3 am) WEST Sunday, June 14, the Moroccan clocks are set back 1 hour to standard time 2:00 (2 am) WET.

The clocks will be turned forward again 1 hour 5 weeks later, on Sunday, July 19, 2015 from 2:00 (2 am) WET to 3:00 ( 3am) WEST.

Shorter Evenings for Ramadan

According to a Moroccan law from 2012, Daylight Saving Time will be paused for 5 weeks during the Muslim month of Ramadan (June 18 – July 17, 2015).

The pause in the DST schedule is designed to shorten evenings, making it easier for Muslims to observe the Ramadan fast during hours of daylight.

Morocco Calendar 2015 with holidays

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