Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1986

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 1986.

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 1986 and for the second half of 1986.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 1986
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 1986
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 1986
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 1986
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 1986
AntarcticaMost locationsOrcadasNo DST in 1986
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, October 26Sunday, March 2
Palmer StationSunday, October 12Sunday, March 9
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 1986
ArgentinaAll locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 1986
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 1986
AustraliaSouth Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South WalesMelbourneSunday, October 19Sunday, March 16
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaBrisbaneNo DST in 1986
TasmaniaHobartSunday, October 19Sunday, March 2
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 19Sunday, March 16
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 1986
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 1986
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 1986
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 1986
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 1986
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, April 27Sunday, October 26
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 1986
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 1986
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 1986
BrazilAll locationsBrasiliaSaturday, October 25Saturday, March 15
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 1986
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 1986
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 1986
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 1986
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 1986
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 1986
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 1986
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 1986
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, April 27Sunday, October 26
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 1986
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 1986
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 1986
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 1986
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 12Sunday, March 9
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 11Saturday, March 8
ChinaAll locationsBeijingSunday, May 4Sunday, September 14
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 1986
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 1986
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 1986
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 1986
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 1986
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 1986
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaSunday, October 26Sunday, March 2
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 1986
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 1986
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, March 16Sunday, October 12
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 1986
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 1986
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 1986
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 1986
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 1986
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 1986
EgyptAll locationsCairoThursday, May 1Wednesday, October 1
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 1986
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 1986
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 1986
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 1986
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 14Sunday, April 20
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 1986
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 1986
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 1986
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 1986
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 1986
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 1986
GeorgiaAll locationsTbilisiSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 1986
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 29Saturday, September 27
Thule Air BaseNo DST in 1986
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 1986
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 1986
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 1986
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 1986
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 1986
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 1986
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 1986
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceSunday, April 27Sunday, October 26
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 1986
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 1986
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 1986
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 1986
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 1986
IranAll locationsTehranNo DST in 1986
IraqAll locationsBaghdadSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemSunday, May 18Sunday, September 7
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1986
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 1986
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, April 4Friday, October 3
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 1986
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 1986
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 1986
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 1986
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
LebanonAll locationsBeirutThursday, May 1Thursday, October 16
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 1986
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 1986
LibyaAll locationsTripoliFriday, April 4Friday, October 3
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 1986
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 1986
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 1986
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 1986
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 1986
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 1986
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 1986
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 1986
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 1986
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 1986
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 1986
MexicoMost locationsMexico CityNo DST in 1986
Baja CaliforniaMexicaliSunday, April 27Sunday, October 26
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 1986
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 1986
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaNo DST in 1986
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 1986
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 1986
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekNo DST in 1986
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 1986
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 1986
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 1986
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaNo DST in 1986
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, October 26Sunday, March 2
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 1986
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 1986
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 1986
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 1986
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1986
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 1986
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 1986
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 1986
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 1986
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 1986
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemSunday, May 18Sunday, September 7
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 1986
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 1986
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionWednesday, October 1Tuesday, April 1
PeruAll locationsLimaWednesday, January 1Tuesday, April 1
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 1986
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 1986
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 1986
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 1986
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 1986
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
RussiaAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 1986
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 1986
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 1986
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 1986
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreNo DST in 1986
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 1986
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 1986
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 1986
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 1986
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 1986
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 1986
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 1986
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 1986
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 1986
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 1986
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 1986
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 1986
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 1986
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 1986
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 1986
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 1986
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 1986
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 1986
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
SyriaAll locationsDamascusSunday, February 16Thursday, October 9
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 1986
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 1986
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 1986
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, April 27Sunday, October 26
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 1986
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 1986
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 1986
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 1986
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 1986
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 1986
TunisiaAll locationsTunisNo DST in 1986
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, April 27Sunday, October 26
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 1986
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 1986
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 1986
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, April 27Sunday, October 26
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaHonoluluNo DST in 1986
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoNo DST in 1986
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 1986
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 1986
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaSunday, September 28Sunday, March 23
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 1986
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 1986
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 1986
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnNo DST in 1986
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 1986
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 1986
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 1986
* 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 1986

Daylight Saving Time Observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all155India
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST88United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year80China
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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1988first half of 1988second half of 1988

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