News

Daylight Savings Returns to Egypt Despite Sisi’s Cancellation in 2015, Commences in July

Daylight Savings Returns to Egypt Despite Sisi’s Cancellation in 2015, Commences in July

Credit: Reuters
Credit: Reuters

Exactly a year after Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a Presidential decree cancelling daylight savings, the government announced that daylight savings will return at the end of Ramadan, on 7 July.

Daylight savings, which the government had earlier this year said could return on 29 April, has been cancelled and resumed multiple times since the 25 January revolution in 2011.

No explanation has been provided as to why the government decided to resume daylight savings despite the 2015 Presidential decree.

In April 2015, Egypt’s President scrapped daylight savings after a poll conducted by the government reportedly found that moving the clock one hour forward during summer was unpopular among Egyptian citizens, said the Presidency’s spokesperson at the time.

Daylight savings was first abolished in April 2011, then revived in March 2014 to ease pressure on Egypt’s energy sector. Egypt experienced numerous blackouts during hot summers following the 2011 revolution.

March 2014’s revival was seen as a joke by many Egyptians, with the time changing four times in the space of just three months.

Daylight savings was first introduced to Egypt in 1988. The practice is generally adopted across the world to save energy.

What Do Egyptian Women Aspire to Become?
#SaveAleppo: Fighting in Syria Kills Hundreds of Civilians

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Forest Whitaker to Receive Career Achievement Award at El Gouna Film Festival

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 23, 2017

Egypt Ranks First in ‘Where to invest in Africa 2018’ List

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

Uber to Launch Public Transport Service in Egypt: Minister

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

US to Consider Restoring Halted Military Aid to Egypt: Trump

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 21, 2017

President Al-Sisi Addresses the United Nations

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 20, 2017

President Al-Sisi Meets Israel’s Netanyahu Publicly For The First Time in New York

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 19, 2017

Irish-Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa Acquitted By Egypt Courts After Four-Year Imprisonment

Kari MegeedSeptember 18, 2017

‘This is Egypt’ Wins UN Award For Best Tourism Promo Video in the Middle East

Kari MegeedSeptember 18, 2017
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.