Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1978

Who has DST in 1978?

Areas having DST in some period during 1978
No DST in 1978

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is often incorrectly referred to as “daylight savings time”. In some countries, it is also called “summer time”. When DST is not observed, it is called standard time, normal time or winter time.

This list displays a brief (but not complete) overview showing the countries and territories which observed DST during 1978.

Current country/territory names, rather than historic country names are displayed, so the list could contain countries that did not exist at the time.

Detailed information is available for the first half of 1978 and for the second half of 1978.

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 Countries Observing DST Clock Change Events 1978
CountryRegions/StatesDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Åland IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
AlbaniaAll locationsSaturday, May 6Sunday, October 1
AlgeriaAll locationsFriday, March 24Friday, September 22
American SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
AndorraAll locationsNo DST in 1978
AngolaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
AnguillaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
AntarcticaMost locationsNo DST in 1978
Some locationsSunday, October 29Sunday, March 5
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ArgentinaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ArmeniaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ArubaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
AustraliaMost locationsSunday, October 29Sunday, March 5
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Lord Howe IslandNo DST in 1978
AustriaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
AzerbaijanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BahrainAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BangladeshAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BarbadosAll locationsSunday, April 16Sunday, October 1
BelarusAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BelgiumAll locationsSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
BelizeAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BeninAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BermudaAll locationsSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
BhutanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BoliviaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BotswanaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BrazilAll locationsNo DST in 1978
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsNo DST in 1978
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BruneiAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BulgariaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Burkina FasoAll locationsNo DST in 1978
BurundiAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Cabo VerdeAll locationsNo DST in 1978
CambodiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
CameroonAll locationsNo DST in 1978
CanadaMost locationsSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
Northwest Territories, most of Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Yukon, small region of British Columbia, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioNo DST in 1978
Caribbean NetherlandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Cayman IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Central African RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ChadAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ChileMost locationsSunday, October 15Sunday, March 12
Easter IslandSaturday, October 14Saturday, March 11
ChinaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Christmas IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ColombiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ComorosAll locationsNo DST in 1978
CongoAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Congo Democratic RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Cook IslandsAll locationsSunday, November 12Does not end this year
Costa RicaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsNo DST in 1978
CroatiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
CubaAll locationsSunday, May 7Sunday, October 8
CuraçaoAll locationsNo DST in 1978
CyprusAll locationsSunday, April 2Monday, October 2
Czech RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1978
DenmarkAll locationsNo DST in 1978
DjiboutiAll locationsNo DST in 1978
DominicaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Dominican RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1978
East TimorAll locationsNo DST in 1978
EcuadorAll locationsNo DST in 1978
EgyptAll locationsMonday, May 1Sunday, October 1
El SalvadorAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
EritreaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
EstoniaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
EthiopiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Falkland IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Faroe IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
FijiAll locationsNo DST in 1978
FinlandAll locationsNo DST in 1978
FranceAll locationsSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
French GuianaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
French PolynesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GabonAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GeorgiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GermanyAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GhanaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GibraltarAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GreeceAll locationsSunday, April 2Sunday, September 24
GreenlandAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GrenadaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GuadeloupeAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GuamAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GuatemalaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GuernseyAll locationsSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Guinea-BissauAll locationsNo DST in 1978
GuyanaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
HaitiAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsSunday, May 28Sunday, October 1
HondurasAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Hong KongAll locationsNo DST in 1978
HungaryAll locationsNo DST in 1978
IcelandAll locationsNo DST in 1978
IndiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
IndonesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
IranAll locationsTuesday, March 21Saturday, October 21
IraqAll locationsNo DST in 1978
IrelandAll locationsSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
Isle of ManAll locationsSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
IsraelAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ItalyAll locationsSunday, May 28Sunday, October 1
JamaicaAll locationsSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
JapanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
JerseyAll locationsSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
JordanAll locationsSunday, April 30Saturday, September 30
KazakhstanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
KenyaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
KiribatiAll locationsNo DST in 1978
KosovoAll locationsNo DST in 1978
KuwaitAll locationsNo DST in 1978
KyrgyzstanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
LaosAll locationsNo DST in 1978
LatviaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
LebanonAll locationsSunday, April 30Saturday, September 30
LesothoAll locationsNo DST in 1978
LiberiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
LibyaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
LiechtensteinAll locationsNo DST in 1978
LithuaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
LuxembourgAll locationsSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
MacauAll locationsSunday, April 16Sunday, October 15
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MadagascarAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MalawiAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MalaysiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MaldivesAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MaliAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MaltaAll locationsSunday, April 16Sunday, September 17
Marshall IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MartiniqueAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MauritaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MauritiusAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MayotteAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MexicoMost locationsNo DST in 1978
Baja CaliforniaSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
MicronesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MoldovaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MonacoAll locationsSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
MongoliaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MontenegroAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MontserratAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MoroccoAll locationsThursday, June 1Friday, August 4
MozambiqueAll locationsNo DST in 1978
MyanmarAll locationsNo DST in 1978
NamibiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
NauruAll locationsNo DST in 1978
NepalAll locationsNo DST in 1978
NetherlandsAll locationsSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
New CaledoniaAll locationsSunday, December 3Monday, February 27
New ZealandAll locationsSunday, October 29Sunday, March 5
NicaraguaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
NigerAll locationsNo DST in 1978
NigeriaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
NiueAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Norfolk IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1978
North KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
NorwayAll locationsNo DST in 1978
OmanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
PakistanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
PalauAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsNo DST in 1978
PanamaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Papua New GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ParaguayAll locationsSunday, October 1Wednesday, March 1
PeruAll locationsNo DST in 1978
PhilippinesAll locationsWednesday, March 22Thursday, September 21
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
PolandAll locationsSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
PortugalAll locationsSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
Puerto RicoAll locationsNo DST in 1978
QatarAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ReunionAll locationsNo DST in 1978
RomaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
RussiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
RwandaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Saint HelenaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Saint LuciaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Saint MartinAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
San MarinoAll locationsSunday, May 28Sunday, October 1
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SenegalAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SerbiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SeychellesAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Sierra LeoneAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SingaporeAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Sint MaartenAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SlovakiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SloveniaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Solomon IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SomaliaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
South AfricaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsNo DST in 1978
South KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
South SudanAll locationsSunday, April 30Sunday, October 15
SpainMost locationsSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
Canary IslandsNo DST in 1978
Ceuta, MelillaThursday, June 1Friday, August 4
Sri LankaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
St. BartsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SudanAll locationsSunday, April 30Sunday, October 15
SurinameAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SwazilandAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SwedenAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SwitzerlandAll locationsNo DST in 1978
SyriaAll locationsMonday, May 1Friday, September 1
TaiwanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
TajikistanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
TanzaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ThailandAll locationsNo DST in 1978
The BahamasAll locationsSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
Time ZoneAll locationsNo DST in 1978
TogoAll locationsNo DST in 1978
TokelauAll locationsNo DST in 1978
TongaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsNo DST in 1978
TunisiaAll locationsMonday, May 1Sunday, October 1
TurkeyAll locationsSunday, April 2Does not end this year
TurkmenistanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
TuvaluAll locationsNo DST in 1978
UgandaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
UkraineAll locationsNo DST in 1978
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsNo DST in 1978
United KingdomAll locationsSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
United StatesMost locationsSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of ArizonaNo DST in 1978
UruguayAll locationsDoes not start this yearSaturday, April 1
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1978
UzbekistanAll locationsNo DST in 1978
VanuatuAll locationsNo DST in 1978
VenezuelaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
VietnamAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
Western SaharaAll locationsThursday, June 1Friday, August 4
YemenAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ZambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1978
ZimbabweAll locationsNo DST in 1978
* Some locations have multiple periods of DST: the start of the first period and end of the last period are listed.
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Daylight Saving Time Changes:

DST Summary Worldwide 1978
DST ObservanceCountExample
No DST at all198China
At least one location observes DST50United States
All locations observe DST some part of the year44Philippines
Many locations observe DST part of the year6United States

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