Egypt will end the summer clock system late Tuesday to allow for easier fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, dpa reported.
According to government statements, the most populous Arab nation will move the clock back an hour overnight, in order to have an earlier sunset and therefore a speedier end to the fast.
The country will then move the clocks ahead an hour, back to summer time, in September, after the lunar month concludes.
During Ramadan, expected to begin Tuesday night, observant Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset. The official start of the month is based on lunar sightings. dpa sg hl Author: Shabtai Gold