Brazil: Daylight Saving Time dates for 2007–2008 announced
Most southern states in Brazil will observe Daylight Saving Time (DST) from Sunday, October 14, 2007 to Sunday, February 17 of 2008. The clocks are adjusted one hour forward at the start of the day (midnight between Saturday and Sunday) on October 14, 2007. The clocks should be set back one hour at midnight between Saturday and Sunday on Febrary 17, 2008.
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Brazil's dates change often, so it is difficult to predict dates for future years.
The northern part of the country (states north of Distrito Federal (Brasilia), including Mato Grosso and Bahia) do not observe DST, while states mainly south of 15° sou th will observe DST.
States and capitals affected by Daylight Saving Time:
- Distrito Federal - Brasilia
- Espírito Santo - Vitória
- Goiás - Goiânia
- Mato Grosso Do Sul - Cuiabá
- Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte
- Paraná - Curitiba
- Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro
- Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre
- Santa Catarina - Florianópolis
- São Paulo - São Paulo
An announcement was published by the Ministério de Minas e Energia (Ministry of Mines and Energy) and is available on their web site in Portugese: 37th edition. The same states will observe DST as last year.
Dates of Daylight Saving Time 1985–2008
These are the dates Daylight Saving Time started and ended in most of Brazil since 1985. Also, note that some of the above states did not observe DST all these years, but those locations that did observe DST used these common start and ending dates.
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