The government of Morocco has announced that the country will switch to daylight saving time (DST) every year from 2012 onwards. According to the new law, clocks in Morocco will be turned forward one hour on the last Sunday in April and turned back again on the last Sunday in September.
The legal time in Morocco will be advanced by 60 minutes on the last Sunday of April each year, at 2:00 A.M. Then, Morocco will return to standard time on the last Sunday of September each year at 3:00 A.M., with the exception of the holy month of Ramadan.
This year's switch from standard time to DST will occur in the early hours of April 29, 2012. Clocks will be turned from 2:00 A.M. (02:00) to 3:00 A.M. (03:00) local time. The end of the 2012 DST period occurs on September 30, when clocks will be turned back one hour from 3:00 A.M. (03:00) to 2:00 A.M. (02:00) local time.
No DST during Ramadan
According to the new law, the DST period will be interrupted during the Muslim month of Ramadan (July 20 to August 19, 2012 in the Gregorian calendar). For that period, clocks will be turned back to standard time. This interruption in the DST schedule is designed to shorten evenings, making it easier for Muslims to observe the Ramadan fast during hours of daylight.
Fix it for me
A supported Fix-It solution is now available from Microsoft to enable the first transition to DST on April 29. You can download the Fix-It solution by clicking the following link:
To observe the change, you have to install the Fix-It solution before April 29, 2012. When you install the Fix-It solution, DST will be turned off on July 20, 2012 to mark the beginning of Ramadan.
Note Please make sure that you have the latest Windows Cumulative Update for time zone and DST installed before you running this Fix-It solution. To find the latest update, click here.
The second transition is when DST resumes at the end of the holy month of Ramadan on August 19, 2012. To observe the change, install the second Fix-It solution as soon as possible after 3:00 A.M on July 20, 2012. You can download the Fix-It solution by clicking the following link:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4