Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1988

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 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.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 1988
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 1988
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 1988
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 1988
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 1988
AntarcticaMost locationsOrcadasThursday, December 1Does not end this year
Some locationsMawsonNo DST in 1988
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, October 30Sunday, March 6
Palmer StationSunday, October 2Sunday, March 13
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 1988
ArgentinaAll locationsBuenos AiresThursday, December 1Does not end this year
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 1988
AustraliaMost locationsMelbourneSunday, October 30Sunday, March 20
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaBrisbaneNo DST in 1988
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 30Sunday, March 20
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 1988
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 1988
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 1988
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 1988
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 1988
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 1988
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 1988
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 1988
BrazilMost locationsBrasiliaSunday, October 16Sunday, February 7
Amazonas, Pará, Amapá, Rondônia, Acre, RoraimaManausDoes not start this yearSunday, February 7
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 1988
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 1988
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 1988
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 1988
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 1988
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 1988
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 1988
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 1988
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 1988
Newfoundland and Labrador with exceptionsSt. John'sSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 1988
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 1988
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 1988
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 2Sunday, March 13
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 1Saturday, March 12
ChinaAll locationsBeijingSunday, April 10Sunday, September 11
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 1988
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 1988
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 1988
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 1988
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 1988
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 1988
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaSunday, October 30Sunday, March 6
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 1988
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 1988
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, March 20Sunday, October 9
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 1988
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 1988
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 1988
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 1988
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 1988
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 1988
EgyptAll locationsCairoSunday, May 1Saturday, October 1
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorSunday, May 1Sunday, September 25
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 1988
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 1988
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 1988
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 11Sunday, April 17
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 1988
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 1988
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 1988
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 1988
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 1988
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 1988
GeorgiaAll locationsTbilisiSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 1988
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 26Saturday, September 24
Thule Air BaseNo DST in 1988
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 1988
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 1988
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 1988
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 1988
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 1988
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 1988
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 1988
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaSunday, May 1Sunday, September 25
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 1988
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 1988
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 1988
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 1988
IranAll locationsTehranNo DST in 1988
IraqAll locationsBaghdadSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemSaturday, April 9Sunday, September 4
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1988
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 1988
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, April 1Friday, October 7
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 1988
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 1988
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 1988
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 1988
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
LebanonAll locationsBeirutWednesday, June 1Sunday, October 16
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 1988
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 1988
LibyaAll locationsTripoliFriday, April 1Saturday, October 1
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 1988
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 1988
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 1988
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 1988
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 1988
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 1988
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 1988
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 1988
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 1988
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 1988
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 1988
MexicoMost locationsMexico CityNo DST in 1988
Baja California, Nuevo León, TamaulipasMexicaliSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 1988
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 1988
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaNo DST in 1988
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 1988
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 1988
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekNo DST in 1988
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 1988
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 1988
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 1988
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaNo DST in 1988
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, October 30Sunday, March 6
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 1988
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 1988
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 1988
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 1988
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1988
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 1988
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 1988
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 1988
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 1988
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 1988
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemSaturday, April 9Sunday, September 4
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 1988
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 1988
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSaturday, October 1Friday, April 1
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 1988
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 1988
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 1988
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 1988
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 1988
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 1988
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
RussiaAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 1988
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 1988
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 1988
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 1988
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 1988
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 1988
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 1988
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 1988
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 1988
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 1988
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 1988
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 1988
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 1988
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 1988
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 1988
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 1988
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulSunday, May 8Sunday, October 9
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 1988
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 1988
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 1988
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 1988
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 1988
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
SyriaAll locationsDamascusTuesday, March 15Monday, October 31
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 1988
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 1988
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 1988
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 1988
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 1988
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 1988
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 1988
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 1988
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 1988
TunisiaAll locationsTunisWednesday, June 1Sunday, September 25
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 1988
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 1988
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 1988
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 27Sunday, October 23
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, April 3Sunday, October 30
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaHonoluluNo DST in 1988
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoSunday, December 11Monday, March 14
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 1988
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 1988
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentSunday, March 27Sunday, September 25
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaSunday, September 25Sunday, March 27
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 1988
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 1988
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 1988
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnNo DST in 1988
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 1988
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 1988
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 1988
* 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 1988

Daylight Saving Time Observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all149India
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST94United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year86China
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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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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