Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1979

Who has DST in 1979?

Areas having DST in some period during 1979
No DST in 1979

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 1979.

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 1979 and for the second half of 1979.

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 Countries Observing DST Clock Change Events 1979
CountryRegions/StatesDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Åland IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
AlbaniaAll locationsSaturday, May 5Sunday, September 30
AlgeriaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
American SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
AndorraAll locationsNo DST in 1979
AngolaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
AnguillaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
AntarcticaMost locationsNo DST in 1979
Some locationsSunday, October 28Sunday, March 4
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ArgentinaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ArmeniaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ArubaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
AustraliaMost locationsSunday, October 28Sunday, March 4
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Lord Howe IslandNo DST in 1979
AustriaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
AzerbaijanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BahrainAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BangladeshAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BarbadosAll locationsSunday, April 15Sunday, September 30
BelarusAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BelgiumAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
BelizeAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BeninAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BermudaAll locationsSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
BhutanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BoliviaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BotswanaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BrazilAll locationsNo DST in 1979
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsNo DST in 1979
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BruneiAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BulgariaAll locationsSaturday, March 31Monday, October 1
Burkina FasoAll locationsNo DST in 1979
BurundiAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Cabo VerdeAll locationsNo DST in 1979
CambodiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
CameroonAll locationsNo DST in 1979
CanadaMost locationsSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
Northwest Territories, most of Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Yukon, small region of British Columbia, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioNo DST in 1979
Caribbean NetherlandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Cayman IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Central African RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ChadAll locationsSunday, October 14Does not end this year
ChileMost locationsSunday, October 14Sunday, March 11
Easter IslandSaturday, October 13Saturday, March 10
ChinaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Christmas IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ColombiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ComorosAll locationsNo DST in 1979
CongoAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Congo Democratic RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Cook IslandsAll locationsSunday, October 28Sunday, March 4
Costa RicaAll locationsSunday, February 25Sunday, June 3
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsNo DST in 1979
CroatiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
CubaAll locationsSunday, March 18Sunday, October 14
CuraçaoAll locationsNo DST in 1979
CyprusAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
Czech RepublicAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
DenmarkAll locationsNo DST in 1979
DjiboutiAll locationsNo DST in 1979
DominicaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Dominican RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1979
East TimorAll locationsNo DST in 1979
EcuadorAll locationsNo DST in 1979
EgyptAll locationsTuesday, May 1Monday, October 1
El SalvadorAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
EritreaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
EstoniaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
EthiopiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Falkland IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Faroe IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
FijiAll locationsNo DST in 1979
FinlandAll locationsNo DST in 1979
FranceAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
French GuianaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
French PolynesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GabonAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GeorgiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GermanyAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GhanaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GibraltarAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GreeceAll locationsSunday, April 1Saturday, September 29
GreenlandAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GrenadaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GuadeloupeAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GuamAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GuatemalaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GuernseyAll locationsSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Guinea-BissauAll locationsNo DST in 1979
GuyanaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
HaitiAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsSunday, May 27Sunday, September 30
HondurasAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Hong KongAll locationsSunday, May 13Sunday, October 21
HungaryAll locationsNo DST in 1979
IcelandAll locationsNo DST in 1979
IndiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
IndonesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
IranAll locationsWednesday, March 21Wednesday, September 19
IraqAll locationsNo DST in 1979
IrelandAll locationsSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
Isle of ManAll locationsSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
IsraelAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ItalyAll locationsSunday, May 27Sunday, September 30
JamaicaAll locationsSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
JapanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
JerseyAll locationsSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
JordanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
KazakhstanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
KenyaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
KiribatiAll locationsNo DST in 1979
KosovoAll locationsNo DST in 1979
KuwaitAll locationsNo DST in 1979
KyrgyzstanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
LaosAll locationsNo DST in 1979
LatviaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
LebanonAll locationsNo DST in 1979
LesothoAll locationsNo DST in 1979
LiberiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
LibyaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
LiechtensteinAll locationsNo DST in 1979
LithuaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
LuxembourgAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
MacauAll locationsSunday, April 15Sunday, October 21
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MadagascarAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MalawiAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MalaysiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MaldivesAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MaliAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MaltaAll locationsSunday, April 15Sunday, September 16
Marshall IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MartiniqueAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MauritaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MauritiusAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MayotteAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MexicoMost locationsNo DST in 1979
Baja CaliforniaSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
MicronesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MoldovaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MonacoAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
MongoliaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MontenegroAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MontserratAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MoroccoAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MozambiqueAll locationsNo DST in 1979
MyanmarAll locationsNo DST in 1979
NamibiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
NauruAll locationsNo DST in 1979
NepalAll locationsNo DST in 1979
NetherlandsAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
New CaledoniaAll locationsDoes not start this yearTuesday, February 27
New ZealandAll locationsSunday, October 28Sunday, March 4
NicaraguaAll locationsSunday, March 18Monday, June 25
NigerAll locationsNo DST in 1979
NigeriaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
NiueAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Norfolk IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1979
North KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
NorwayAll locationsNo DST in 1979
OmanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
PakistanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
PalauAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsNo DST in 1979
PanamaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Papua New GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ParaguayAll locationsMonday, October 1Sunday, April 1
PeruAll locationsNo DST in 1979
PhilippinesAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
PolandAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
PortugalAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
Puerto RicoAll locationsNo DST in 1979
QatarAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ReunionAll locationsNo DST in 1979
RomaniaAll locationsSunday, May 27Sunday, September 30
RussiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
RwandaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Saint HelenaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Saint LuciaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Saint MartinAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
San MarinoAll locationsSunday, May 27Sunday, September 30
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SenegalAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SerbiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SeychellesAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Sierra LeoneAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SingaporeAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Sint MaartenAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SlovakiaAll locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
SloveniaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Solomon IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SomaliaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
South AfricaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsNo DST in 1979
South KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
South SudanAll locationsSunday, April 29Monday, October 15
SpainMost locationsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
Canary Islands, Ceuta, MelillaNo DST in 1979
Sri LankaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
St. BartsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SudanAll locationsSunday, April 29Monday, October 15
SurinameAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SwazilandAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SwedenAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SwitzerlandAll locationsNo DST in 1979
SyriaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
TaiwanAll locationsSunday, July 1Monday, October 1
TajikistanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
TanzaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ThailandAll locationsNo DST in 1979
The BahamasAll locationsSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
Time ZoneAll locationsNo DST in 1979
TogoAll locationsNo DST in 1979
TokelauAll locationsNo DST in 1979
TongaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsNo DST in 1979
TunisiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
TurkeyAll locationsDoes not start this yearMonday, October 15
TurkmenistanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
TuvaluAll locationsNo DST in 1979
UgandaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
UkraineAll locationsNo DST in 1979
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsNo DST in 1979
United KingdomAll locationsSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
United StatesMost locationsSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of ArizonaNo DST in 1979
UruguayAll locationsMonday, October 1Does not end this year
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1979
UzbekistanAll locationsNo DST in 1979
VanuatuAll locationsNo DST in 1979
VenezuelaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
VietnamAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
Western SaharaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
YemenAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ZambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1979
ZimbabweAll locationsNo DST in 1979
* 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 1979
DST ObservanceCountExample
No DST at all196China
At least one location observes DST52United States
All locations observe DST some part of the year46Egypt
Many locations observe DST part of the year6United States

Daylight Saving Time for other years

Yearly OverviewJanuary–JuneJuly–December
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
1981first half of 1981second half of 1981

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