Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1978

Daylight saving time 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 over which countries and territories that observed DST during 19781978.

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 the second half of 1978.

CountryRegion/statesExample locationDST start dateDST end date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 1978
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSaturday, May 6Sunday, October 1
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersFriday, March 24Friday, September 22
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 1978
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaNo DST in 1978
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 1978
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 1978
AntarcticaMost locationsMawsonNo DST in 1978
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, October 29Sunday, March 5
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 1978
ArgentinaAll locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 1978
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanNo DST in 1978
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 1978
AustraliaMost locationsMelbourneSunday, October 29Sunday, March 5
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Christmas Island, Lord Howe IslandBrisbaneNo DST in 1978
AustriaAll locationsViennaNo DST in 1978
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuNo DST in 1978
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 1978
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 1978
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownSunday, April 16Sunday, October 1
BelarusAll locationsMinskNo DST in 1978
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 1978
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 1978
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 1978
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 1978
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoNo DST in 1978
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 1978
BrazilAll locationsBrasiliaNo DST in 1978
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 1978
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 1978
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 1978
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaNo DST in 1978
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 1978
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 1978
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 1978
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 1978
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 1978
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
Northwest Territories, most of Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Yukon, small region of British Columbia, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 1978
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 1978
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 1978
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 1978
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 15Sunday, March 12
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 14Saturday, March 11
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 1978
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 1978
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 1978
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 1978
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 1978
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 1978
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaSunday, November 12Does not end this year
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 1978
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 1978
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebNo DST in 1978
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, May 7Sunday, October 8
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 1978
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, April 2Monday, October 2
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueNo DST in 1978
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenNo DST in 1978
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 1978
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 1978
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 1978
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 1978
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 1978
EgyptAll locationsCairoMonday, May 1Sunday, October 1
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 1978
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 1978
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 1978
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnNo DST in 1978
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 1978
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleyNo DST in 1978
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnNo DST in 1978
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 1978
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiNo DST in 1978
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 1978
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 1978
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 1978
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 1978
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 1978
GeorgiaAll locationsTbilisiNo DST in 1978
GermanyAll locationsBerlinNo DST in 1978
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 1978
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarNo DST in 1978
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, April 2Sunday, September 24
GreenlandAll locationsNuukNo DST in 1978
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 1978
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 1978
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 1978
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 1978
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 1978
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 1978
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 1978
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceNo DST in 1978
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, May 28Sunday, October 1
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 1978
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 1978
HungaryAll locationsBudapestNo DST in 1978
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 1978
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 1978
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 1978
IranAll locationsTehranTuesday, March 21Saturday, October 21
IraqAll locationsBaghdadNo DST in 1978
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemNo DST in 1978
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, May 28Sunday, October 1
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 1978
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
JordanAll locationsAmmanSunday, April 30Saturday, September 30
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaNo DST in 1978
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 1978
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 1978
KosovoAll locationsPristinaNo DST in 1978
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 1978
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekNo DST in 1978
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 1978
LatviaAll locationsRigaNo DST in 1978
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, April 30Saturday, September 30
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 1978
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 1978
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 1978
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzNo DST in 1978
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusNo DST in 1978
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
MacauAll locationsMacauSunday, April 16Sunday, October 15
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeNo DST in 1978
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 1978
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 1978
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 1978
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 1978
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 1978
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, April 16Sunday, September 17
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 1978
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 1978
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 1978
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 1978
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 1978
MexicoMost locationsMexico CityNo DST in 1978
Baja CaliforniaMexicaliSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 1978
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauNo DST in 1978
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarNo DST in 1978
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaNo DST in 1978
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 1978
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaThursday, June 1Friday, August 4
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 1978
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 1978
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekNo DST in 1978
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 1978
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 1978
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 1978
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaSunday, December 3Monday, February 27
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, October 29Sunday, March 5
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 1978
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 1978
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 1978
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 1978
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1978
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 1978
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 1978
NorwayAll locationsOsloNo DST in 1978
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 1978
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 1978
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 1978
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemNo DST in 1978
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 1978
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 1978
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, October 1Wednesday, March 1
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 1978
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaWednesday, March 22Thursday, September 21
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 1978
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 1978
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 1978
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 1978
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestNo DST in 1978
RussiaAll locationsMoscowNo DST in 1978
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 1978
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 1978
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 1978
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 1978
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreNo DST in 1978
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 1978
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 1978
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, May 28Sunday, October 1
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 1978
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 1978
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 1978
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeNo DST in 1978
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 1978
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 1978
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 1978
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaNo DST in 1978
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaNo DST in 1978
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 1978
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 1978
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 1978
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 1978
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 1978
South SudanAll locationsJubaSunday, April 30Sunday, October 15
SpainMost locationsMadridSunday, April 2Sunday, October 1
Canary IslandsLas PalmasNo DST in 1978
Ceuta, MelillaCeutaThursday, June 1Friday, August 4
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 1978
SudanAll locationsKhartoumSunday, April 30Sunday, October 15
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 1978
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 1978
SwedenAll locationsStockholmNo DST in 1978
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernNo DST in 1978
SyriaAll locationsDamascusMonday, May 1Friday, September 1
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 1978
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 1978
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 1978
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 1978
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 1978
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 1978
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 1978
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 1978
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 1978
TunisiaAll locationsTunisMonday, May 1Sunday, October 1
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, April 2Does not end this year
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 1978
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownNo DST in 1978
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 1978
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 1978
UkraineAll locationsKyivNo DST in 1978
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 1978
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 19Sunday, October 29
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, April 30Sunday, October 29
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of Arizona, Midway Atoll, Wake IslandHonoluluNo DST in 1978
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoDoes not start this yearSaturday, April 1
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 1978
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 1978
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 1978
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 1978
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 1978
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 1978
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnThursday, June 1Friday, August 4
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 1978
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 1978
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 1978
* Some locations have multiple periods of DST, the start of the first period and end of the last period are listed.

Daylight Saving Time statistics for 1978

Daylight Saving Time observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all190China
Countries and territories where at least one location observe DST50United States
–Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year42Philippines
–Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year8United States

Daylight Saving Time for other years

Yearly overviewJanuary–JuneJuly–December
1976first half of 1976second half of 1976
1977first half of 1977second half of 1977
1978first half of 1978second half of 1978
1979first half of 1979second half of 1979
1980first half of 1980second half of 1980

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