Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1979

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 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.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 1979
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSaturday, May 5Sunday, September 30
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 1979
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 1979
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaNo DST in 1979
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 1979
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 1979
AntarcticaMost locationsOrcadasNo DST in 1979
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, October 28Sunday, March 4
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 1979
ArgentinaAll locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 1979
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanNo DST in 1979
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 1979
AustraliaMost locationsMelbourneSunday, October 28Sunday, March 4
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Lord Howe IslandBrisbaneNo DST in 1979
AustriaAll locationsViennaNo DST in 1979
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuNo DST in 1979
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 1979
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 1979
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownSunday, April 15Sunday, September 30
BelarusAll locationsMinskNo DST in 1979
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 1979
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 1979
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 1979
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 1979
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoNo DST in 1979
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 1979
BrazilAll locationsBrasiliaNo DST in 1979
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 1979
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 1979
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 1979
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSaturday, March 31Monday, October 1
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 1979
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 1979
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 1979
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 1979
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 1979
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
Northwest Territories, most of Saskatchewan, Nunavut, Yukon, small region of British Columbia, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 1979
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 1979
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 1979
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaSunday, October 14Does not end this year
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 14Sunday, March 11
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 13Saturday, March 10
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 1979
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 1979
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 1979
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 1979
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 1979
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 1979
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 1979
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaSunday, October 28Sunday, March 4
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseSunday, February 25Sunday, June 3
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 1979
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebNo DST in 1979
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, March 18Sunday, October 14
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 1979
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenNo DST in 1979
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 1979
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 1979
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 1979
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 1979
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 1979
EgyptAll locationsCairoTuesday, May 1Monday, October 1
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 1979
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 1979
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 1979
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnNo DST in 1979
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 1979
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleyNo DST in 1979
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnNo DST in 1979
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 1979
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiNo DST in 1979
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 1979
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 1979
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 1979
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 1979
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 1979
GeorgiaAll locationsTbilisiNo DST in 1979
GermanyAll locationsBerlinNo DST in 1979
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 1979
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarNo DST in 1979
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, April 1Saturday, September 29
GreenlandAll locationsNuukNo DST in 1979
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 1979
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 1979
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 1979
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 1979
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 1979
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 1979
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 1979
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceNo DST in 1979
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, May 27Sunday, September 30
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 1979
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongSunday, May 13Sunday, October 21
HungaryAll locationsBudapestNo DST in 1979
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 1979
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 1979
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 1979
IranAll locationsTehranWednesday, March 21Wednesday, September 19
IraqAll locationsBaghdadNo DST in 1979
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemNo DST in 1979
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, May 27Sunday, September 30
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 1979
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
JordanAll locationsAmmanNo DST in 1979
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaNo DST in 1979
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 1979
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 1979
KosovoAll locationsPristinaNo DST in 1979
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 1979
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekNo DST in 1979
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 1979
LatviaAll locationsRigaNo DST in 1979
LebanonAll locationsBeirutNo DST in 1979
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 1979
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 1979
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 1979
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzNo DST in 1979
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusNo DST in 1979
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
MacauAll locationsMacauSunday, April 15Sunday, October 21
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeNo DST in 1979
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 1979
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 1979
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 1979
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 1979
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 1979
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, April 15Sunday, September 16
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 1979
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 1979
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 1979
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 1979
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 1979
MexicoMost locationsMexico CityNo DST in 1979
Baja CaliforniaMexicaliSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 1979
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauNo DST in 1979
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarNo DST in 1979
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaNo DST in 1979
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 1979
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaNo DST in 1979
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 1979
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 1979
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekNo DST in 1979
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 1979
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 1979
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 1979
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaDoes not start this yearTuesday, February 27
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, October 28Sunday, March 4
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaSunday, March 18Monday, June 25
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 1979
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 1979
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 1979
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1979
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 1979
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 1979
NorwayAll locationsOsloNo DST in 1979
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 1979
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 1979
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 1979
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemNo DST in 1979
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 1979
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 1979
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionMonday, October 1Sunday, April 1
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 1979
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 1979
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 1979
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 1979
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 1979
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 1979
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, May 27Sunday, September 30
RussiaAll locationsMoscowNo DST in 1979
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 1979
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 1979
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 1979
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 1979
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreNo DST in 1979
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 1979
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 1979
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, May 27Sunday, September 30
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 1979
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 1979
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 1979
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeNo DST in 1979
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 1979
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 1979
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 1979
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaNo DST in 1979
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 1979
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 1979
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 1979
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 1979
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 1979
South SudanAll locationsJubaSunday, April 29Monday, October 15
SpainMost locationsMadridSunday, April 1Sunday, September 30
Canary Islands, Ceuta, MelillaLas PalmasNo DST in 1979
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 1979
SudanAll locationsKhartoumSunday, April 29Monday, October 15
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 1979
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 1979
SwedenAll locationsStockholmNo DST in 1979
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernNo DST in 1979
SyriaAll locationsDamascusNo DST in 1979
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiSaturday, June 30Sunday, September 30
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 1979
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 1979
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 1979
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 1979
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 1979
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 1979
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 1979
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 1979
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 1979
TunisiaAll locationsTunisNo DST in 1979
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraDoes not start this yearMonday, October 15
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 1979
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 1979
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 1979
UkraineAll locationsKyivNo DST in 1979
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 1979
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 18Sunday, October 28
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, April 29Sunday, October 28
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of ArizonaHonoluluNo DST in 1979
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoMonday, October 1Does not end this year
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 1979
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 1979
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 1979
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 1979
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 1979
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 1979
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 1979
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnNo DST in 1979
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 1979
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 1979
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 1979
* 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 1979

Daylight Saving Time Observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all191China
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST52United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year44Egypt
Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year8United States

Daylight Saving Time for other years

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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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