Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1997

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 1997.

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 1997 and for the second half of 1997.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 1997
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 1997
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 1997
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 1997
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 1997
AntarcticaMost locationsOrcadasNo DST in 1997
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, October 5Sunday, March 16
Palmer StationSunday, October 12Sunday, March 30
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 1997
ArgentinaAll locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 1997
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 1997
AustraliaSouth Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South WalesMelbourneSunday, October 26Sunday, March 30
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaBrisbaneNo DST in 1997
TasmaniaHobartSunday, October 5Sunday, March 30
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 26Sunday, March 30
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 1997
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 1997
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 1997
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 1997
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 1997
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 1997
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 1997
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 1997
BrazilMost locationsBrasiliaMonday, October 6Sunday, February 16
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, RoraimaManausNo DST in 1997
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 1997
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 1997
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 1997
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 1997
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 1997
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 1997
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 1997
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 1997
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 1997
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 1997
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 1997
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 1997
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 12Sunday, March 30
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 11Saturday, March 29
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 1997
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 1997
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 1997
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 1997
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 1997
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 1997
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 1997
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaNo DST in 1997
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 1997
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 1997
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, April 6Sunday, October 12
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 1997
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 1997
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 1997
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 1997
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 1997
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 1997
EgyptAll locationsCairoFriday, April 25Friday, September 26
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 1997
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 1997
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 1997
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 1997
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 14Sunday, April 20
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 1997
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 1997
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 1997
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 1997
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 1997
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 1997
GeorgiaMost locationsTbilisiDoes not start this yearSunday, October 26
AbkhaziaSukhumiSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 1997
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 29Saturday, October 25
Some locationsDanmarkshavnNo DST in 1997
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Thule Air BaseSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 1997
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 1997
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 1997
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 1997
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 1997
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 1997
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 1997
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 1997
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 1997
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 1997
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 1997
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 1997
IranAll locationsTehranSaturday, March 22Monday, September 22
IraqAll locationsBaghdadTuesday, April 1Wednesday, October 1
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemFriday, March 21Sunday, September 14
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1997
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 1997
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, April 4Friday, September 19
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 1997
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 1997
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 1997
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 1997
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 1997
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 1997
LibyaAll locationsTripoliFriday, April 4Saturday, October 4
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 1997
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 1997
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 1997
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 1997
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 1997
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 1997
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 1997
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 1997
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 1997
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 1997
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 1997
MexicoAll locationsMexico CitySunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 1997
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 1997
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaNo DST in 1997
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 1997
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 1997
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekSunday, September 7Sunday, April 6
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 1997
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 1997
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 1997
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaDoes not start this yearSunday, March 2
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, October 5Sunday, March 16
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 1997
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 1997
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 1997
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 1997
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 1997
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 1997
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 1997
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 1997
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 1997
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 1997
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemFriday, April 4Friday, September 19
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 1997
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 1997
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, October 5Sunday, February 23
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 1997
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 1997
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 1997
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 1997
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 1997
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 1997
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RussiaAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 1997
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 1997
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 1997
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 1997
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 1997
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 1997
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 1997
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 1997
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 1997
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 1997
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 1997
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 1997
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 1997
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 1997
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 1997
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 1997
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 1997
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 1997
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 1997
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 1997
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 1997
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 1997
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SyriaAll locationsDamascusMonday, March 31Wednesday, October 1
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 1997
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 1997
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 1997
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 1997
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 1997
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 1997
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 1997
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 1997
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 1997
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 1997
TunisiaAll locationsTunisNo DST in 1997
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 1997
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 1997
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 1997
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 1997
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaHonoluluNo DST in 1997
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoNo DST in 1997
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 1997
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 1997
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 1997
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 1997
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 1997
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 1997
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 1997
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnNo DST in 1997
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 1997
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 1997
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 1997
* 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 1997

Daylight Saving Time Observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all158China
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST85United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year77Russia
Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year8United States

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