Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1996

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 1996.

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 1996 and for the second half of 1996.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 1996
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 1996
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 1996
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 1996
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 1996
AntarcticaMost locationsOrcadasNo DST in 1996
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, October 6Sunday, March 17
Palmer StationSunday, October 13Sunday, March 10
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 1996
ArgentinaAll locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 1996
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanNo DST in 1996
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 1996
AustraliaSouth Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South WalesMelbourneSunday, October 27Sunday, March 31
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaBrisbaneNo DST in 1996
TasmaniaHobartSunday, October 6Sunday, March 31
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 27Sunday, March 31
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 1996
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 1996
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 1996
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 1996
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 1996
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 1996
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 1996
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 1996
BrazilMost locationsBrasiliaSunday, October 6Sunday, February 11
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, RoraimaManausNo DST in 1996
Sergipe, AlagoasMaceióDoes not start this yearSunday, February 11
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 1996
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 1996
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 1996
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 1996
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 1996
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 1996
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 1996
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 1996
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 1996
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 1996
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 1996
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 1996
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 13Sunday, March 10
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 12Saturday, March 9
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 1996
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 1996
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 1996
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 1996
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 1996
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 1996
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 1996
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaNo DST in 1996
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 1996
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 1996
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, April 7Sunday, October 6
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 1996
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 31Sunday, September 29
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 1996
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 1996
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 1996
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 1996
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 1996
EgyptAll locationsCairoFriday, April 26Friday, September 27
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 1996
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 1996
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 1996
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 1996
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 15Sunday, April 21
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 1996
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 1996
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 1996
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 1996
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 1996
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 1996
GeorgiaMost locationsTbilisiSunday, March 31Does not end this year
AbkhaziaSukhumiSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 1996
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 30Saturday, October 26
Some locationsDanmarkshavnNo DST in 1996
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Thule Air BaseSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 1996
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 1996
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 1996
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 1996
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 1996
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 1996
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 1996
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 1996
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 1996
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 1996
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 1996
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 1996
IranAll locationsTehranThursday, March 21Saturday, September 21
IraqAll locationsBaghdadMonday, April 1Tuesday, October 1
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemFriday, March 15Monday, September 16
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1996
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 1996
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, April 5Friday, September 20
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 1996
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 1996
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 1996
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekSunday, April 7Sunday, September 29
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 1996
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 31Sunday, September 29
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, March 31Sunday, September 29
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 1996
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 1996
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 1996
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 1996
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 1996
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 1996
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 1996
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 1996
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 1996
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 1996
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 1996
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 1996
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 1996
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 1996
MexicoAll locationsMexico CitySunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 1996
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarSunday, March 31Sunday, September 29
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 1996
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaNo DST in 1996
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 1996
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 1996
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekSunday, September 1Sunday, April 7
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 1996
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 1996
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 1996
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaSunday, December 1Does not end this year
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, October 6Sunday, March 17
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 1996
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 1996
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 1996
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 1996
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1996
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 1996
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 1996
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 1996
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 1996
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 1996
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemFriday, April 5Friday, September 20
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 1996
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 1996
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, October 6Friday, March 1
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 1996
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 1996
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 1996
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 1996
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 1996
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 1996
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
RussiaAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 1996
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 1996
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 1996
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 1996
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 1996
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 1996
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 1996
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 1996
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 1996
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 1996
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 1996
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 1996
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 1996
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 1996
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 1996
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 1996
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 1996
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 1996
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 1996
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 1996
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 1996
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 1996
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
SyriaAll locationsDamascusMonday, April 1Tuesday, October 1
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 1996
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 1996
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 1996
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 1996
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 1996
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 1996
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 1996
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 1996
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 1996
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 1996
TunisiaAll locationsTunisNo DST in 1996
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 1996
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 1996
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 1996
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 1996
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaHonoluluNo DST in 1996
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoNo DST in 1996
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 1996
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 1996
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 1996
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 1996
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 1996
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 1996
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 1996
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnNo DST in 1996
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 1996
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 1996
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 1996
* 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 1996

Daylight Saving Time Observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all160China
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST83United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year75Russia
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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1995first half of 1995second half of 1995
1996first half of 1996second half of 1996
1997first half of 1997second half of 1997
1998first half of 1998second half of 1998

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