Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1988

Who has DST in 1988?

Areas having DST in some period during 1988
No DST in 1988

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 1988.

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 1988 and for the second half of 1988.

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 Countries Observing DST Clock Change Events 1988
CountryRegions/StatesDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Åland IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
AlbaniaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
AlgeriaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
American SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
AndorraAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
AngolaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
AnguillaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
AntarcticaSome locationsThursday, December 1Does not end this year
Some locationsNo DST in 1988
Some locationsSunday, October 30Sunday, March 6
Palmer StationSunday, October 9Sunday, March 13
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ArgentinaAll locationsThursday, December 1Does not end this year
ArmeniaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
ArubaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
AustraliaMost locationsSunday, October 30Sunday, March 20
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaNo DST in 1988
Lord Howe IslandSunday, October 30Sunday, March 20
AustriaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
AzerbaijanAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
BahrainAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BangladeshAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BarbadosAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BelarusAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
BelgiumAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
BelizeAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BeninAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BermudaAll locationsSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
BhutanAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BoliviaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
BotswanaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BrazilMost locationsSunday, October 16Sunday, February 7
Amazonas, Pará, Amapá, Rondônia, Acre, RoraimaDoes not start this yearSunday, February 7
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsNo DST in 1988
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BruneiAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BulgariaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Burkina FasoAll locationsNo DST in 1988
BurundiAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Cabo VerdeAll locationsNo DST in 1988
CambodiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
CameroonAll locationsNo DST in 1988
CanadaMost locationsSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioNo DST in 1988
Newfoundland and Labrador with exceptionsSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Caribbean NetherlandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Cayman IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Central African RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ChadAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ChileMost locationsSunday, October 9Sunday, March 13
Easter IslandSaturday, October 8Saturday, March 12
ChinaAll locationsSunday, April 10Sunday, September 11
Christmas IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ColombiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ComorosAll locationsNo DST in 1988
CongoAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Congo Democratic RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Cook IslandsAll locationsSunday, October 30Sunday, March 6
Costa RicaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsNo DST in 1988
CroatiaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
CubaAll locationsSunday, March 20Sunday, October 9
CuraçaoAll locationsNo DST in 1988
CyprusAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Czech RepublicAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
DenmarkAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
DjiboutiAll locationsNo DST in 1988
DominicaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Dominican RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1988
East TimorAll locationsNo DST in 1988
EcuadorAll locationsNo DST in 1988
EgyptAll locationsSunday, May 1Saturday, October 1
El SalvadorAll locationsSunday, May 1Sunday, September 25
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
EritreaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
EstoniaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
EthiopiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Falkland IslandsAll locationsSunday, September 11Sunday, April 17
Faroe IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
FijiAll locationsNo DST in 1988
FinlandAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
FranceAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
French GuianaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
French PolynesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsNo DST in 1988
GabonAll locationsNo DST in 1988
GambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
GeorgiaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GermanyAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GhanaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
GibraltarAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GreeceAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GreenlandMost locationsSaturday, March 26Saturday, September 24
Thule Air BaseNo DST in 1988
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GrenadaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
GuadeloupeAll locationsNo DST in 1988
GuamAll locationsNo DST in 1988
GuatemalaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
GuernseyAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Guinea-BissauAll locationsNo DST in 1988
GuyanaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
HaitiAll locationsSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
HondurasAll locationsSunday, May 1Sunday, September 25
Hong KongAll locationsNo DST in 1988
HungaryAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
IcelandAll locationsNo DST in 1988
IndiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
IndonesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
IranAll locationsNo DST in 1988
IraqAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
IrelandAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
Isle of ManAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
IsraelAll locationsSaturday, April 9Sunday, September 4
ItalyAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
JamaicaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
JapanAll locationsNo DST in 1988
JerseyAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
JordanAll locationsFriday, April 1Friday, October 7
KazakhstanAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
KenyaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
KiribatiAll locationsNo DST in 1988
KosovoAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
KuwaitAll locationsNo DST in 1988
KyrgyzstanAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
LaosAll locationsNo DST in 1988
LatviaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
LebanonAll locationsWednesday, June 1Sunday, October 16
LesothoAll locationsNo DST in 1988
LiberiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
LibyaAll locationsFriday, April 1Saturday, October 1
LiechtensteinAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
LithuaniaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
LuxembourgAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MacauAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MadagascarAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MalawiAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MalaysiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MaldivesAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MaliAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MaltaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Marshall IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MartiniqueAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MauritaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MauritiusAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MayotteAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MexicoMost locationsNo DST in 1988
Baja California, Nuevo León, much of Coahuila de Zaragoza, Tamaulipas, DurangoSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
MicronesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MoldovaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MonacoAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MongoliaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MontenegroAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MontserratAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MoroccoAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MozambiqueAll locationsNo DST in 1988
MyanmarAll locationsNo DST in 1988
NamibiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
NauruAll locationsNo DST in 1988
NepalAll locationsNo DST in 1988
NetherlandsAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
New CaledoniaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
New ZealandAll locationsSunday, October 30Sunday, March 6
NicaraguaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
NigerAll locationsNo DST in 1988
NigeriaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
NiueAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Norfolk IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1988
North KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
NorwayAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
OmanAll locationsNo DST in 1988
PakistanAll locationsNo DST in 1988
PalauAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsSaturday, April 9Sunday, September 4
PanamaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Papua New GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ParaguayAll locationsSaturday, October 1Friday, April 1
PeruAll locationsNo DST in 1988
PhilippinesAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
PolandAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
PortugalAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Puerto RicoAll locationsNo DST in 1988
QatarAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ReunionAll locationsNo DST in 1988
RomaniaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
RussiaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
RwandaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Saint HelenaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Saint LuciaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Saint MartinAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
San MarinoAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SenegalAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SerbiaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
SeychellesAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Sierra LeoneAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SingaporeAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Sint MaartenAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SlovakiaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
SloveniaAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Solomon IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SomaliaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
South AfricaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsNo DST in 1988
South KoreaAll locationsSunday, May 8Sunday, October 9
South SudanAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SpainAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Sri LankaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
St. BartsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SudanAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SurinameAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SwazilandAll locationsNo DST in 1988
SwedenAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
SwitzerlandAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
SyriaAll locationsTuesday, March 15Monday, October 31
TaiwanAll locationsNo DST in 1988
TajikistanAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
TanzaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ThailandAll locationsNo DST in 1988
The BahamasAll locationsSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Time ZoneAll locationsNo DST in 1988
TogoAll locationsNo DST in 1988
TokelauAll locationsNo DST in 1988
TongaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsNo DST in 1988
TunisiaAll locationsWednesday, June 1Sunday, September 25
TurkeyAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
TurkmenistanAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
TuvaluAll locationsNo DST in 1988
UgandaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
UkraineAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsNo DST in 1988
United KingdomAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
United StatesMost locationsSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaNo DST in 1988
UruguayAll locationsSunday, December 11Monday, March 14
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1988
UzbekistanAll locationsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
VanuatuAll locationsSunday, September 25Sunday, March 27
VenezuelaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
VietnamAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
Western SaharaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
YemenAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ZambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1988
ZimbabweAll locationsNo DST in 1988
* 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 1988
DST ObservanceCountExample
No DST at all153India
At least one location observes DST95United States
All locations observe DST some part of the year89China
Many locations observe DST part of the year6United States

Daylight Saving Time for other years

Yearly OverviewJanuary–JuneJuly–December
1986first half of 1986second half of 1986
1987first half of 1987second half of 1987
1988first half of 1988second half of 1988
1989first half of 1989second half of 1989
1990first half of 1990second half of 1990

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