Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1996

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 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.

 Countries Observing DST Clock Change Events 1996
CountryRegions/StatesDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Åland IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
AlbaniaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
AlgeriaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
American SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
AndorraAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
AngolaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
AnguillaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
AntarcticaMost locationsNo DST in 1996
Some locationsSunday, October 6Sunday, March 17
Palmer StationSunday, October 13Sunday, March 10
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ArgentinaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ArmeniaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ArubaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
AustraliaMost locationsSunday, October 27Sunday, March 31
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaNo DST in 1996
TasmaniaSunday, October 6Sunday, March 31
Lord Howe IslandSunday, October 27Sunday, March 31
AustriaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
AzerbaijanAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
BahrainAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BangladeshAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BarbadosAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BelarusAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
BelgiumAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
BelizeAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BeninAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BermudaAll locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
BhutanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BoliviaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
BotswanaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BrazilMost locationsSunday, October 6Sunday, February 11
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, RoraimaNo DST in 1996
Sergipe, AlagoasDoes not start this yearSunday, February 11
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsNo DST in 1996
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BruneiAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BulgariaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Burkina FasoAll locationsNo DST in 1996
BurundiAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Cabo VerdeAll locationsNo DST in 1996
CambodiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
CameroonAll locationsNo DST in 1996
CanadaMost locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioNo DST in 1996
Caribbean NetherlandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Cayman IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Central African RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ChadAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ChileMost locationsSunday, October 13Sunday, March 10
OtherSaturday, October 12Saturday, March 9
ChinaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Christmas IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ColombiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ComorosAll locationsNo DST in 1996
CongoAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsNo DST in 1996
Cook IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Costa RicaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsNo DST in 1996
CroatiaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
CubaAll locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, October 6
CuraçaoAll locationsNo DST in 1996
CyprusAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, September 29
Czech RepublicAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
DenmarkAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
DjiboutiAll locationsNo DST in 1996
DominicaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Dominican RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1996
East TimorAll locationsNo DST in 1996
EcuadorAll locationsNo DST in 1996
EgyptAll locationsFriday, April 26Friday, September 27
El SalvadorAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
EritreaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
EstoniaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
EthiopiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Falkland IslandsAll locationsSunday, September 15Sunday, April 21
Faroe IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
FijiAll locationsNo DST in 1996
FinlandAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
FranceAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
French GuianaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
French PolynesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsNo DST in 1996
GabonAll locationsNo DST in 1996
GambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
GeorgiaMost locationsSunday, March 31Does not end this year
AbkhaziaSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GermanyAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GhanaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
GibraltarAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GreeceAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GreenlandMost locationsSaturday, March 30Saturday, October 26
Some locationsNo DST in 1996
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Thule Air BaseSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
GrenadaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
GuadeloupeAll locationsNo DST in 1996
GuamAll locationsNo DST in 1996
GuatemalaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
GuernseyAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Guinea-BissauAll locationsNo DST in 1996
GuyanaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
HaitiAll locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
HondurasAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Hong KongAll locationsNo DST in 1996
HungaryAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
IcelandAll locationsNo DST in 1996
IndiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
IndonesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
IranAll locationsThursday, March 21Saturday, September 21
IraqAll locationsMonday, April 1Tuesday, October 1
IrelandAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Isle of ManAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
IsraelAll locationsFriday, March 15Monday, September 16
ItalyAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
JamaicaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
JapanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
JerseyAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
JordanAll locationsFriday, April 5Friday, September 20
KazakhstanAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
KenyaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
KiribatiAll locationsNo DST in 1996
KosovoAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
KuwaitAll locationsNo DST in 1996
KyrgyzstanAll locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, September 29
LaosAll locationsNo DST in 1996
LatviaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, September 29
LebanonAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, September 29
LesothoAll locationsNo DST in 1996
LiberiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
LibyaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
LiechtensteinAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
LithuaniaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
LuxembourgAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MacauAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MadagascarAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MalawiAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MalaysiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MaldivesAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MaliAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MaltaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Marshall IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MartiniqueAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MauritaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MauritiusAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MayotteAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MexicoAll locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
MicronesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MoldovaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MonacoAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MongoliaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, September 29
MontenegroAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
MontserratAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MoroccoAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MozambiqueAll locationsNo DST in 1996
MyanmarAll locationsNo DST in 1996
NamibiaAll locationsSunday, September 1Sunday, April 7
NauruAll locationsNo DST in 1996
NepalAll locationsNo DST in 1996
NetherlandsAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
New CaledoniaAll locationsSunday, December 1Does not end this year
New ZealandAll locationsSunday, October 6Sunday, March 17
NicaraguaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
NigerAll locationsNo DST in 1996
NigeriaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
NiueAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Norfolk IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1996
North KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
NorwayAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
OmanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
PakistanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
PalauAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsFriday, April 5Friday, September 20
PanamaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Papua New GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ParaguayAll locationsSunday, October 6Friday, March 1
PeruAll locationsNo DST in 1996
PhilippinesAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
PolandAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
PortugalAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Puerto RicoAll locationsNo DST in 1996
QatarAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ReunionAll locationsNo DST in 1996
RomaniaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
RussiaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
RwandaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Saint HelenaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Saint LuciaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Saint MartinAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
San MarinoAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SenegalAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SerbiaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
SeychellesAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Sierra LeoneAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SingaporeAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Sint MaartenAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SlovakiaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
SloveniaAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Solomon IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SomaliaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
South AfricaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsNo DST in 1996
South KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
South SudanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SpainAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
Sri LankaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
St. BartsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SudanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SurinameAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SwazilandAll locationsNo DST in 1996
SwedenAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
SwitzerlandAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
SyriaAll locationsMonday, April 1Tuesday, October 1
TaiwanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
TajikistanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
TanzaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ThailandAll locationsNo DST in 1996
The BahamasAll locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
Time ZoneAll locationsNo DST in 1996
TogoAll locationsNo DST in 1996
TokelauAll locationsNo DST in 1996
TongaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsNo DST in 1996
TunisiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
TurkeyAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
TurkmenistanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
TuvaluAll locationsNo DST in 1996
UgandaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
UkraineAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsNo DST in 1996
United KingdomAll locationsSunday, March 31Sunday, October 27
United StatesMost locationsSunday, April 7Sunday, October 27
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaNo DST in 1996
UruguayAll locationsNo DST in 1996
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1996
UzbekistanAll locationsNo DST in 1996
VanuatuAll locationsNo DST in 1996
VenezuelaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
VietnamAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
Western SaharaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
YemenAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ZambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1996
ZimbabweAll locationsNo 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 Changes:

DST Summary Worldwide 1996
DST ObservanceCountExample
No DST at all164China
At least one location observes DST84United States
All locations observe DST some part of the year78Russia
Many locations observe DST part of the year6United States

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