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Daylight Saving Time–first half of 1980

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 first half of 19801980.

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

This table is sorted by UTC time, in the order the changes occur.
Click on the example links for more details on the clock change.

Also see the page for second half of 1980 or the overview over start and end times for 1980 sorted by country.

 Local time change  
Time in UTCChange fromdirectionChange to Country affectedExample locations
Feb 24 at 06:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Feb 23 and Sun, Feb 24forward toSun 1:00 AMCosta Rica - Some locationsSan Jose
Mar 1 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 2 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMAntarctica - Some of locations observing DSTSouth Pole
New Zealand - Most locationsAuckland
Wellington
Mar 1 at 14:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 2 at 3:45 AMback toSun 2:45 AMNew Zealand - Some locationsChatham Islands (Chatham Islands)
Mar 1 at 16:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 2 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMAustralia - Some of locations observing DSTCanberra (Australian Capital Territory)
Hobart (Tasmania)
Melbourne (Victoria)
Sydney (New South Wales)
Mar 1 at 16:30:00 UTCSun, Mar 2 at 3:00 AMback toSun 2:00 AMAustralia - Some of locations observing DSTAdelaide (South Australia)
Mar 2 at 09:30:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 1 and Sun, Mar 2back toSat 11:30 PMCook Islands - All locationsRarotonga
Mar 7 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Fri, Mar 7 and Sat, Mar 8back toFri 11:00 PMChad - All locationsNdjamena
Mar 9 at 03:00:00 UTCSat, Mar 8 at 9:00 PMback toSat 8:00 PMChile - Some locationsEaster Island
Mar 9 at 03:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 8 and Sun, Mar 9back toSat 11:00 PMAntarctica - Some of locations observing DSTPalmer Station
Chile - Most locationsPunta Arenas
Santiago
Mar 16 at 02:00:00 UTCSun, Mar 16 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMIreland - All locationsDublin
Isle of Man - All locationsDouglas
United Kingdom - All of locations observing DSTBelfast (Northern Ireland)
Cardiff (Wales)
Edinburgh (Scotland)
Glasgow (Scotland)
London (England)
Mar 16 at 05:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 15 and Sun, Mar 16forward toSun 1:00 AMCuba - All locationsHavana
Mar 16 at 06:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 15 and Sun, Mar 16forward toSun 1:00 AMNicaragua - Some locationsManagua
Mar 20 at 20:30:00 UTCMidnight between Thu, Mar 20 and Fri, Mar 21forward toFri 1:00 AMIran - All locationsKaraj
Tehran
Mar 30 at 00:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 29 and Sun, Mar 30forward toSun 1:00 AMPortugal - Most locationsLisbon
Mar 30 at 01:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Mar 29 and Sun, Mar 30forward toSun 1:00 AMPortugal - Some locationsAngra do Heroísmo (Azores)
Ponta Delgada (Azores)
Mar 31 at 01:00:00 UTCMon, Mar 31 at 2:00 AMforward toMon 3:00 AMMalta - All locationsValletta
Mar 31 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Mon, Mar 31 and Tue, Apr 1forward toTue 1:00 AMGreece - All locationsAthens
Apr 1 at 03:00:00 UTCMidnight between Mon, Mar 31 and Tue, Apr 1back toMon 11:00 PMParaguay - All locationsAsuncion
Apr 5 at 21:00:00 UTCSat, Apr 5 at 11:00 PMforward toMidnight Sat-SunBulgaria - All locationsSofia
Romania - All locationsBucharest
Apr 5 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Apr 5 and Sun, Apr 6forward toSun 1:00 AMCyprus - All locationsNicosia
Apr 5 at 23:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Apr 5 and Sun, Apr 6forward toSun 1:00 AMAustria - All locationsVienna (Vienna)
Apr 6 at 00:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Apr 5 and Sun, Apr 6forward toSun 1:00 AMSpain - Some of locations observing DSTLas Palmas (Canary Islands)
Apr 6 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 1:00 AMforward toSun 2:00 AMHungary - All locationsBudapest
Poland - All locationsWarsaw
Apr 6 at 00:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 3:00 AMforward toSun 4:00 AMTurkey - All locationsAnkara
Istanbul
Apr 6 at 01:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMBelgium - All locationsBrussels
Czech Republic - All locationsPrague
Denmark - All locationsCopenhagen
France - All of locations observing DSTParis
Germany - All locationsBerlin (Berlin)
Frankfurt (Hesse)
Holy See (Vatican City) - All locationsVatican City
Italy - All locationsMilan
Rome
Luxembourg - All locationsLuxembourg
Monaco - All locationsMonaco
Netherlands - All of locations observing DSTAmsterdam
Norway - All locationsHammerfest
Longyearbyen (Svalbard)
Oslo
San Marino - All locationsSan Marino
Slovakia - All locationsBratislava
Spain - Most of locations observing DSTBarcelona (Barcelona)
Madrid
Palma (Majorca)
Sweden - All locationsStockholm
Apr 6 at 04:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Apr 5 and Sun, Apr 6forward toSun 1:00 AMMartinique - All locationsFort-de-France
Apr 6 at 04:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMGreenland - Some of locations observing DSTIttoqqortoormiit
Apr 6 at 05:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 6 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMGreenland - Most of locations observing DSTDanmarkshavn
Kangerlussuaq
Nuuk
Qaanaaq
Apr 19 at 16:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Apr 19 and Sun, Apr 20forward toSun 1:00 AMMacau - All locationsMacau
Apr 20 at 06:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 20 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMBarbados - All locationsBridgetown
Apr 25 at 00:00:00 UTCMidnight between Thu, Apr 24 and Fri, Apr 25forward toFri 1:00 AMAlgeria - All locationsAlgiers
Apr 26 at 22:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, Apr 26 and Sun, Apr 27forward toSun 1:00 AMSouth Sudan - All locationsJuba
Sudan - All locationsKhartoum
Apr 27 at 05:30:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTSt. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Apr 27 at 06:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMBermuda - All locationsHamilton
Canada - Some of locations observing DSTHalifax (Nova Scotia)
Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Saint John (New Brunswick)
Apr 27 at 07:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTMontreal (Quebec)
Ottawa (Ontario)
Pond Inlet (Nunavut Territory)
Québec (Quebec)
Toronto (Ontario)
Jamaica - All locationsKingston
The Bahamas - All locationsNassau
Turks and Caicos Islands - All locationsCockburn Town
United States - Some of locations observing DSTAtlanta (Georgia)
Augusta (Maine)
Baltimore (Maryland)
Boston (Massachusetts)
Charleston (West Virginia)
Columbia (South Carolina)
Columbus (Ohio)
Concord (New Hampshire)
Detroit (Michigan)
Hartford (Connecticut)
Louisville (Kentucky)
Miami (Florida)
Montpelier (Vermont)
New York (New York)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Raleigh (North Carolina)
Richmond (Virginia)
Washington DC (District of Columbia)
Apr 27 at 08:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTBaker Lake (Nunavut Territory)
Eureka (Nunavut Territory)
Resolute Bay (Nunavut Territory)
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
United States - Some of locations observing DSTAustin (Texas)
Bismarck (North Dakota)
Chicago (Illinois)
Dallas (Texas)
Des Moines (Iowa)
Houston (Texas)
Jackson (Mississippi)
Kansas City (Missouri)
Lincoln (Nebraska)
Little Rock (Arkansas)
Madison (Wisconsin)
Milwaukee (Wisconsin)
Minneapolis (Minnesota)
Montgomery (Alabama)
Nashville (Tennessee)
New Orleans (Louisiana)
Oklahoma City (Oklahoma)
Sioux Falls (South Dakota)
St. Louis (Missouri)
St. Paul (Minnesota)
Topeka (Kansas)
Apr 27 at 09:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTCalgary (Alberta)
Edmonton (Alberta)
Inuvik (Northwest Territories)
Yellowknife (Northwest Territories)
United States - Some of locations observing DSTAlbuquerque (New Mexico)
Billings (Montana)
Boise (Idaho)
Cheyenne (Wyoming)
Denver (Colorado)
Rapid City (South Dakota)
Salt Lake City (Utah)
Apr 27 at 10:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMno changeSun 2:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTJuneau (Alaska)
Apr 27 at 10:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMCanada - Some of locations observing DSTVancouver (British Columbia)
Whitehorse (Yukon Territory)
Mexico - Some of locations observing DSTMexicali (Baja California)
Tijuana (Baja California)
United States - Some of locations observing DSTLas Vegas (Nevada)
Los Angeles (California)
Portland (Oregon)
Sacramento (California)
Salem (Oregon)
San Diego (California)
San Francisco (California)
San Jose (California)
Seattle (Washington)
Apr 27 at 11:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTYakutat (Alaska)
Apr 27 at 12:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTAnchorage (Alaska)
Fairbanks (Alaska)
Unalaska (Alaska)
Apr 27 at 13:00:00 UTCSun, Apr 27 at 2:00 AMforward toSun 3:00 AMUnited States - Some of locations observing DSTAdak (Alaska)
Apr 30 at 23:00:00 UTCThu, May 1 at 1:00 AMforward toThu 2:00 AMEgypt - All locationsCairo
May 1 at 02:00:00 UTCMidnight between Wed, Apr 30 and Thu, May 1back toWed 11:00 PMUruguay - All locationsMontevideo
May 2 at 23:00:00 UTCMidnight between Fri, May 2 and Sat, May 3forward toSat 1:00 AMAlbania - All locationsTirana
Jun 1 at 05:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sat, May 31 and Sun, Jun 1back toSat 11:00 PMCosta Rica - Some locationsSan Jose
Jun 23 at 05:00:00 UTCMidnight between Sun, Jun 22 and Mon, Jun 23back toSun 11:00 PMNicaragua - Some locationsManagua

Daylight Saving Time for other years

Yearly overviewJanuary–JuneJuly–December
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
1982first half of 1982second half of 1982

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