Daylight Saving Time

Many countries around the world observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), also known as Summer Time, during their summer. This transfers one hour of morning daylight to the evening. To accomplish this the clocks are set ahead one hour in the spring and turned back one hour in the fall.

For more details, visit the Daylight Saving Time page at Wikipedia.



Rules Used While Creating the Calendars

The rules have been researched for the years starting around the year 2000 to the present. The future dates of this observance are set by the government of the country or locality and are subject to change. Also see FAQs and DST adjustments.

Calendars created for all future years to 2099 will use the rules in this table.

For corrections or to have a new country added, please contact us.



Region Year(s) DST Begins DST Ends
North America[1], all except Mexico 2007 and later Second Sunday in March First Sunday in November
2006 and earlier First Sunday in April Last Sunday in October
Argentina
 
all years Third Sunday in October Third Sunday in February
Australia[2] 2011 and later First Sunday in October First Sunday in April
2010 and earlier, except 2000[3] Last Sunday in October[3] Last Sunday in March
Azerbaijan
 
all years Last Sunday in March Last Sunday in October
Brazil
 
all years Third Sunday in October Third Sunday in February
Chile
 
all years Second Sunday in October Second Sunday in March
Cuba
 
2013 and later Third Sunday in March Second Sunday in November
2012 April 1 November 11
2011 March 20 November 13
2009 & 2010 Second Sunday in April Last Sunday in October
2008 and earlier Last Sunday in March Last Sunday in October
Egypt 2011 and later DST not observed DST not observed
2010 and earlier[4] Last Friday in April Last Friday in September
Europe
 
1996 and later Last Sunday in March Last Sunday in October
1995 and earlier Last Sunday in March Last Sunday in September
Falkland Islands all years, except 2011[6] First Sunday in September Third Sunday in April
Fiji
 
2012 and later Fourth Sunday in October Next to last Sunday in January
2011 Fourth Sunday in October March 6
2010 Fourth Sunday in October April 25
2009 November 29 no DST end date
2008 and earlier DST not observed DST not observed
Iran[9]
 
2008 and later March 20 September 21
2006 & 2007 DST not observed DST not observed
1989 to 2005 March 20 September 21
1980 to 1988 DST not observed DST not observed
1979 and earlier March 20 September 21
Israel 2014 and later Friday before last Sunday in March Last Sunday in October[5]
2013 Friday, March 29 Sunday, October 27
2012 Friday, March 30 Sunday, September 23
2011 Friday, April 1 Sunday, October 2
2010 Friday, March 26 Sunday, September 12
2009 Friday, March 27 Sunday, September 27
2008 Friday, March 28 Sunday, October 5
2007 Friday, March 30 Sunday, September 16
2000 to 2006 Second Friday in March Fourth Sunday in October
1999 and earlier Third Friday in March First Sunday in September
Jordan
 
all years Last Friday before April 2 Last Friday in October
Mexico[8]
 
all years First Sunday in April Last Sunday in October
Namibia
 
all years First Sunday in September First Sunday in April
New Zealand 2009 and later Last Sunday in September First Sunday in April
2008 and earlier First Sunday in October Third Sunday in March
Russia[7]
 
2015 and later DST not observed DST not observed
2014 DST continues from 2013 Last Sunday in October
2012 and 2013 DST all year DST all year
2011 Last Sunday in March DST does not end
2010 to 1996 Last Sunday in March Last Sunday in October
1995 and earlier Last Sunday in March Last Sunday in September
Syria
 
all years Last Friday before April 2 Last Friday in October
Uruguay
 
2007 and later First Sunday in October Second Sunday in March
2006 October 1 March 12
2005 October 9 March 27
2004 September 19 March 7
2003 and earlier Third Sunday in October First Sunday in March
 





























Footnotes:

  1. United States: Arizona and Hawaii do not observe DST. Some cities in Arizona, such as Chinle, Kayenta and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in the Navajo Nation do observe DST. Indiana currently observes DST, but this has varied over previous years, see Time in Indiana at Wikipedia.

    Canada: Saskatchewan does not observe DST. For some provinces, including Saskatchewan, there are smaller geographic areas within them that set their own rules, see the 1998 article in Canadian Geographic titled It's about TIME and Time in Canada at Wikipedia.

  2. In Australia, the states of Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory do not observe DST.

  3. For the 2000 Olympics, Australia started DST on Sunday, August 27.

  4. Egypt cancelled the observance of DST in April 2011, effective immediately for that year. This site presumes it is also cancelled for all future years.

  5. Currently, Israeli law defines the end of DST to start on the Friday before the last Sunday in March and end on the last Sunday in October. See Israel Daylight Saving time at Wikipedia.

  6. For the year 2011, the Falkland Islands will stay on DST all year long. Outside of Stanley and the RAF base at Mount Pleasant, Camp Time is used which does not observe DST.

  7. In July 2014, Russia voted to stop observing DST effective that year and to make Standard (Winter) Time permanent. Russia will stop observing DST on Sunday, October 26, 2014. For the year 2015 and all future years, Russia will stay on Standard (Winter) Time all year long. See Time in Russia at Wikipedia.

  8. Some Mexican cities that border the United States and all of the state of Baja California follow the U.S. DST rules.

    The state of Sonora does not observe DST.

  9. Iran starts DST on the first day of Farvardin in the Iranian calendar and ends on the last day of Shahrivar. The dates used on this site are approximate. See Iran Daylight Saving time at Wikipedia.





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