Time in Lebanon

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Time in Lebanon is given by Eastern European Time (EET) (UTC+02:00) or Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) (UTC+03:00) during the summer. [1]

Postponed time change in 2023

On 23 March 2023, two days before the scheduled switch to Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), Lebanon's government postponed the change from 25 March to 20 April. [2] (This came in days when DST postpone was announced also in Palestine. [3] [4] ) It did not give any official explanation, but the local media suggest it was introduced to coincide with Ramadan, [5] during which some Muslims fast from sunrise till sunset. Despite this announcement, smart devices with "automatic time" enabled changed the time on the originally scheduled date of 25 March, and some major media outlets, including MTV, LBCI and OTV, announced that they will not abide by the decision. [6] Different religious communities in Lebanon observed the shift independently. [7] As a result, some places or regions in Lebanon temporarily use either time zones, causing mass confusion.[ citation needed ] On 27 March, Lebanon's prime minister Najib Mikati announced that EEST will be used starting at midnight of 29 March. [8]

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