The people of Lebanon are facing a new challenge as they woke up in two different timezones. The government postponed the winter clock changes and announced that Daylight Saving would start from midnight on April 20 instead of midnight on March 25.
However, some institutions like churches and media organizations decided not to follow the government’s decision, causing confusion among the population.
The reason for the change is not clear, but some media suggested that it was introduced to coincide with Ramadan. The decision has caused widespread protest, with two TV channels going ahead with the clock changes in protest.
The government has not informed officials responsible for synchronizing times on electronic devices about the change, adding to the chaos. Despite this, some Lebanese have found the situation humorous and are joking about following either the Christian or Muslim clock.