Time in Morocco

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Morocco uses Central European Time (CET) (UTC+01:00) all year round since 26 October 2018. The country used to observe daylight saving time (DST).[1]

Daylight saving time[change | change source]

Morocco first used DST in 1939 and 1940 and again in 1950. It returned in 1967 but was abandoned after that and returned in 1974 and was observed until 1978. After that, Morocco used Western European Time (WET) (UTC+00:00) all year round. In 1984, Morocco changed to Central European Time (CET) (UTC+01:00) and returned to WET in 1986.

In 2008, Morocco once again started using daylight saving time. DST in 2008 started on Sunday 1 June and ended on Monday 1 September.[2] In 2009, it started on Monday 1 June and ended on Friday 21 August. In 2010, DST started on 2 May and ended on 8 August, and in 2011 it started on Sunday 3 April and ended on Sunday 31 July.

In 2012, Morocco changed the rules for DST as it started on the last Sunday in April with a pause during Ramadan, and ending on the last Sunday in September.[3] In 2013, the end of DST shifted to the last Sunday of October and adopted the European daylight saving schedule.[4]

In 2018, Morocco stopped using summer time and moved to Central European Time (CET) (UTC+01:00) all year round. This is the first time Morocco has used CET since 1984.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Morocco Scraps Time Changes, Makes DST New Standard Time". Time and Date. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  2. "Morocco revives daylight saving schedule in 2008". Time and Date. Retrieved August 27, 2008.
  3. "Morocco formalizes yearly Daylight Saving Time". Time and Date. March 10, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  4. "Morocco extends DST to October 27, 2013". Time and Date. September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.