Daylight Saving Time Around the World 1997

Who has DST in 1997?

Areas having DST in some period during 1997
No DST in 1997

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 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.

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 Countries Observing DST Clock Change Events 1997
CountryRegions/StatesDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Åland IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AlbaniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AlgeriaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
American SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
AndorraAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AngolaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
AnguillaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
AntarcticaMost locationsNo DST in 1997
Some locationsSunday, October 5Sunday, March 16
Palmer StationSunday, October 12Sunday, March 30
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ArgentinaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ArmeniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
ArubaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
AustraliaMost locationsSunday, October 26Sunday, March 30
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaNo DST in 1997
TasmaniaSunday, October 5Sunday, March 30
Lord Howe IslandSunday, October 26Sunday, March 30
AustriaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AzerbaijanAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BahrainAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BangladeshAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BarbadosAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BelarusAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelgiumAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelizeAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BeninAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BermudaAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
BhutanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BoliviaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BotswanaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BrazilMost locationsMonday, October 6Sunday, February 16
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, RoraimaNo DST in 1997
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsNo DST in 1997
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BruneiAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BulgariaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Burkina FasoAll locationsNo DST in 1997
BurundiAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Cabo VerdeAll locationsNo DST in 1997
CambodiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
CameroonAll locationsNo DST in 1997
CanadaMost locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioNo DST in 1997
Caribbean NetherlandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Cayman IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Central African RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ChadAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ChileMost locationsSunday, October 12Sunday, March 30
Easter IslandSaturday, October 11Saturday, March 29
ChinaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Christmas IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ColombiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ComorosAll locationsNo DST in 1997
CongoAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Congo Democratic RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Cook IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Costa RicaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsNo DST in 1997
CroatiaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
CubaAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 12
CuraçaoAll locationsNo DST in 1997
CyprusAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
Czech RepublicAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DenmarkAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DjiboutiAll locationsNo DST in 1997
DominicaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Dominican RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 1997
East TimorAll locationsNo DST in 1997
EcuadorAll locationsNo DST in 1997
EgyptAll locationsFriday, April 25Friday, September 26
El SalvadorAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
EritreaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
EstoniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
EthiopiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Falkland IslandsAll locationsSunday, September 14Sunday, April 20
Faroe IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FijiAll locationsNo DST in 1997
FinlandAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FranceAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
French GuianaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
French PolynesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsNo DST in 1997
GabonAll locationsNo DST in 1997
GambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
GeorgiaMost locationsDoes not start this yearSunday, October 26
SukhumiSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GermanyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GhanaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
GibraltarAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreeceAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreenlandMost locationsSaturday, March 29Saturday, October 25
Some locationsNo DST in 1997
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Thule Air BaseSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
GrenadaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
GuadeloupeAll locationsNo DST in 1997
GuamAll locationsNo DST in 1997
GuatemalaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
GuernseyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Guinea-BissauAll locationsNo DST in 1997
GuyanaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
HaitiAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
HondurasAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Hong KongAll locationsNo DST in 1997
HungaryAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
IcelandAll locationsNo DST in 1997
IndiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
IndonesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
IranAll locationsSaturday, March 22Monday, September 22
IraqAll locationsTuesday, April 1Wednesday, October 1
IrelandAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Isle of ManAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
IsraelAll locationsFriday, March 21Sunday, September 14
ItalyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JamaicaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
JapanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
JerseyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JordanAll locationsFriday, April 4Friday, September 19
KazakhstanAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
KenyaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
KiribatiAll locationsNo DST in 1997
KosovoAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
KuwaitAll locationsNo DST in 1997
KyrgyzstanAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LaosAll locationsNo DST in 1997
LatviaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LebanonAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
LesothoAll locationsNo DST in 1997
LiberiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
LibyaAll locationsFriday, April 4Saturday, October 4
LiechtensteinAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LithuaniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LuxembourgAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MacauAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MadagascarAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MalawiAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MalaysiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MaldivesAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MaliAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MaltaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Marshall IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MartiniqueAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MauritaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MauritiusAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MayotteAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MexicoAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
MicronesiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MoldovaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MonacoAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MongoliaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, September 28
MontenegroAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MontserratAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MoroccoAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MozambiqueAll locationsNo DST in 1997
MyanmarAll locationsNo DST in 1997
NamibiaAll locationsSunday, September 7Sunday, April 6
NauruAll locationsNo DST in 1997
NepalAll locationsNo DST in 1997
NetherlandsAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
New CaledoniaAll locationsDoes not start this yearSunday, March 2
New ZealandAll locationsSunday, October 5Sunday, March 16
NicaraguaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
NigerAll locationsNo DST in 1997
NigeriaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
NiueAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Norfolk IslandAll locationsNo DST in 1997
North KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
NorwayAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
OmanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
PakistanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
PalauAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsFriday, April 4Friday, September 19
PanamaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Papua New GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ParaguayAll locationsSunday, October 5Sunday, February 23
PeruAll locationsNo DST in 1997
PhilippinesAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
PolandAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
PortugalAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Puerto RicoAll locationsNo DST in 1997
QatarAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ReunionAll locationsNo DST in 1997
RomaniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RussiaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RwandaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Saint HelenaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Saint LuciaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Saint MartinAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
San MarinoAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SenegalAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SerbiaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SeychellesAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Sierra LeoneAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SingaporeAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Sint MaartenAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SlovakiaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SloveniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Solomon IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SomaliaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
South AfricaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsNo DST in 1997
South KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
South SudanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SpainAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sri LankaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
St. BartsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SudanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SurinameAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SwazilandAll locationsNo DST in 1997
SwedenAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SwitzerlandAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SyriaAll locationsMonday, March 31Wednesday, October 1
TaiwanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
TajikistanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
TanzaniaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ThailandAll locationsNo DST in 1997
The BahamasAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Time ZoneAll locationsNo DST in 1997
TogoAll locationsNo DST in 1997
TokelauAll locationsNo DST in 1997
TongaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsNo DST in 1997
TunisiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
TurkeyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
TurkmenistanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
TuvaluAll locationsNo DST in 1997
UgandaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
UkraineAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsNo DST in 1997
United KingdomAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
United StatesMost locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Hawaii, much of Indiana, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaNo DST in 1997
UruguayAll locationsNo DST in 1997
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 1997
UzbekistanAll locationsNo DST in 1997
VanuatuAll locationsNo DST in 1997
VenezuelaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
VietnamAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
Western SaharaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
YemenAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ZambiaAll locationsNo DST in 1997
ZimbabweAll locationsNo DST in 1997
* 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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DST Summary Worldwide 1997
DST ObservanceCountExample
No DST at all162China
At least one location observes DST86United States
All locations observe DST some part of the year80Russia
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