Daylight Saving Time–First Half of 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 the first half of 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.

Also, please see the page for the second half of 1997 or the overview over start and end times for 1997 sorted by country.

DateCountryLocal Time Change
Feb 16 Sun
  • Brazil (All locations which are observing DST)
12:00 AM → 11:00 PM (Back)
Feb 23 Sun12:00 AM → 11:00 PM (Back)
Mar 2 Sun3:00 AM → 2:00 AM (Back)
Mar 16 Sun3:00 AM → 2:00 AM (Back)
Mar 16 Sun3:45 AM → 2:45 AM (Back)
Mar 21 Fri12:00 AM → 1:00 AM (Forward)
Mar 22 Sat
  • Iran (All locations)
12:00 AM → 1:00 AM (Forward)
Mar 29 Sat10:00 PM → 9:00 PM (Back)
Mar 29 Sat10:00 PM → 11:00 PM (Forward)
Mar 30 Sun12:00 AM → 11:00 PM (Back)
Mar 30 Sun12:00 AM → 1:00 AM (Forward)
Mar 30 Sun1:00 AM → 2:00 AM (Forward)
Mar 30 Sun2:00 AM → 1:30 AM (Back)
Mar 30 Sun2:00 AM → 2:00 AM (No Change)
Mar 30 Sun2:00 AM → 3:00 AM (Forward)
Mar 30 Sun2:30 AM → 3:30 AM (Forward)
Mar 30 Sun3:00 AM → 2:00 AM (Back)
Mar 30 Sun3:00 AM → 4:00 AM (Forward)
Mar 30 Sun4:00 AM → 4:00 AM (No Change)
Mar 30 Sun4:00 AM → 5:00 AM (Forward)
Mar 31 Mon12:00 AM → 1:00 AM (Forward)
Apr 1 Tue
  • Iraq (All locations)
3:00 AM → 4:00 AM (Forward)
Apr 4 Fri12:00 AM → 1:00 AM (Forward)
Apr 6 Sun
  • Cuba (All locations)
12:00 AM → 1:00 AM (Forward)
Apr 6 Sun
  • Canada (Some locations observing DST)
12:01 AM → 1:01 AM (Forward)
Apr 6 Sun1:00 AM → 2:00 AM (Forward)
Apr 6 Sun2:00 AM → 1:00 AM (Back)
Apr 6 Sun2:00 AM → 3:00 AM (Forward)
Apr 20 Sun12:00 AM → 11:00 PM (Back)
Apr 25 Fri12:00 AM → 1:00 AM (Forward)

Daylight Saving Time for other years

Yearly OverviewJanuary–JuneJuly–December
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
1999first half of 1999second half of 1999

Other years

Daylight Saving Time Changes:

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