My bad, we have gone back in time

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The clocks actually went back last night in Egypt. It was announced the day before in the local papers that during the month of Ramadhan the clocks will be put back an hour. Soon after Ramadhan has finished the clocks will be put forward again for a few weeks and after which the clocks will be put back again for summer time. Did anyone get all that?

I know technically we still get to fast the same amount of hours but somehow it seems like cheating to me. Why go through all that trouble for an hour? If you were going to put the clocks back to make it easier for the people then hey, why not go all the way and bring the clocks back for at least 3 or 4 hours where everyone can have a very late dinner at about midnight, then pray fajr at 1am and then go to sleep.

I just don’t get and I have never heard of this anywhere in the Muslim world except Egypt.

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5 thoughts on “My bad, we have gone back in time

    mille feuille said:
    August 11, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    I think its the weirdest thing to do (that’s my nice way of putting it). Why not just leave the clocks and not change them again after Ramadan? Or do the same as many other Arab countries and not change the clocks throughout the year just keep it the same year around..

      wasapnin said:
      August 11, 2010 at 9:24 PM

      Yeah. Why not just leave it as they are. No need to change clocks in the Mid East. We do not need it here. Just cause the West is doing it, does not mean we have to do it.

    Jasmine said:
    August 12, 2010 at 4:20 AM

    happy ramadan 🙂

    Londoneya said:
    August 12, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    I would love to know who exactly is behind this idea and ask them of a logical, rational reason why they are doing this. Because it sounds like it’s a kid playing around with time like a toy!

      wasapnin said:
      August 15, 2010 at 12:15 AM

      So would I. it seems like child play to someone.

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