Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2003

Who has DST in 2003?

Areas having DST in some period during 2003
No DST in 2003

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 2003.

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 2003 and for the second half of 2003.

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 Countries Observing DST Clock Change Events 2003
CountryRegions/StatesDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Åland IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AlbaniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AlgeriaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
American SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
AndorraAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AngolaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
AnguillaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
AntarcticaMost locationsNo DST in 2003
Some locationsSunday, October 5Sunday, March 16
Palmer StationSunday, October 12Sunday, March 9
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ArgentinaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ArmeniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
ArubaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
AustraliaMost locationsSunday, October 26Sunday, March 30
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaNo DST in 2003
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 2003
BangladeshAll locationsNo DST in 2003
BarbadosAll locationsNo DST in 2003
BelarusAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelgiumAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelizeAll locationsNo DST in 2003
BeninAll locationsNo DST in 2003
BermudaAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
BhutanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
BoliviaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BotswanaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
BrazilDistrito Federal, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná, Espírito SantoSunday, October 19Sunday, February 16
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, RoraimaNo DST in 2003
Bahia, Mato Grosso, TocantinsDoes not start this yearSunday, February 16
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsNo DST in 2003
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
BruneiAll locationsNo DST in 2003
BulgariaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Burkina FasoAll locationsNo DST in 2003
BurundiAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Cabo VerdeAll locationsNo DST in 2003
CambodiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
CameroonAll locationsNo DST in 2003
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 2003
Caribbean NetherlandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Cayman IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Central African RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ChadAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ChileMost locationsSunday, October 12Sunday, March 9
Easter IslandSaturday, October 11Saturday, March 8
ChinaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Christmas IslandAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ColombiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ComorosAll locationsNo DST in 2003
CongoAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Congo Democratic RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Cook IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Costa RicaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsNo DST in 2003
CroatiaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
CubaAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
CuraçaoAll locationsNo DST in 2003
CyprusAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Czech RepublicAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DenmarkAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DjiboutiAll locationsNo DST in 2003
DominicaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Dominican RepublicAll locationsNo DST in 2003
East TimorAll locationsNo DST in 2003
EcuadorAll locationsNo DST in 2003
EgyptAll locationsFriday, April 25Friday, September 26
El SalvadorAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
EritreaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
EstoniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
EthiopiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Falkland IslandsAll locationsSunday, September 7Sunday, April 20
Faroe IslandsAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FijiAll locationsNo DST in 2003
FinlandAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FranceAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
French GuianaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
French PolynesiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsNo DST in 2003
GabonAll locationsNo DST in 2003
GambiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
GeorgiaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GermanyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GhanaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
GibraltarAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreeceAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreenlandMost locationsSaturday, March 29Saturday, October 25
Some locationsNo DST in 2003
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Thule Air BaseSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
GrenadaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
GuadeloupeAll locationsNo DST in 2003
GuamAll locationsNo DST in 2003
GuatemalaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
GuernseyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Guinea-BissauAll locationsNo DST in 2003
GuyanaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
HaitiAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
HondurasAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Hong KongAll locationsNo DST in 2003
HungaryAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
IcelandAll locationsNo DST in 2003
IndiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
IndonesiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
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 28Friday, October 3
ItalyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JamaicaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
JapanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
JerseyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JordanAll locationsFriday, March 28Friday, October 24
KazakhstanAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
KenyaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
KiribatiAll locationsNo DST in 2003
KosovoAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
KuwaitAll locationsNo DST in 2003
KyrgyzstanAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LaosAll locationsNo DST in 2003
LatviaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LebanonAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LesothoAll locationsNo DST in 2003
LiberiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
LibyaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
LiechtensteinAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LithuaniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LuxembourgAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MacauAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MadagascarAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MalawiAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MalaysiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MaldivesAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MaliAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MaltaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Marshall IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MartiniqueAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MauritaniaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MauritiusAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MayotteAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MexicoMost locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
HermosilloNo DST in 2003
MicronesiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MoldovaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MonacoAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MongoliaAll locationsSaturday, March 29Saturday, September 27
MontenegroAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MontserratAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MoroccoAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MozambiqueAll locationsNo DST in 2003
MyanmarAll locationsNo DST in 2003
NamibiaAll locationsSunday, September 7Sunday, April 6
NauruAll locationsNo DST in 2003
NepalAll locationsNo DST in 2003
NetherlandsAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
New CaledoniaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
New ZealandAll locationsSunday, October 5Sunday, March 16
NicaraguaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
NigerAll locationsNo DST in 2003
NigeriaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
NiueAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Norfolk IslandAll locationsNo DST in 2003
North KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
NorwayAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
OmanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
PakistanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
PalauAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsFriday, April 18Friday, October 17
PanamaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Papua New GuineaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ParaguayAll locationsSunday, September 7Sunday, April 6
PeruAll locationsNo DST in 2003
PhilippinesAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
PolandAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
PortugalAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Puerto RicoAll locationsNo DST in 2003
QatarAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ReunionAll locationsNo DST in 2003
RomaniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RussiaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RwandaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Saint HelenaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Saint LuciaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Saint MartinAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SamoaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
San MarinoAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SenegalAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SerbiaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SeychellesAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Sierra LeoneAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SingaporeAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Sint MaartenAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SlovakiaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SloveniaAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Solomon IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SomaliaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
South AfricaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsNo DST in 2003
South KoreaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
South SudanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SpainAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sri LankaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
St. BartsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SudanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SurinameAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SwazilandAll locationsNo DST in 2003
SwedenAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SwitzerlandAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SyriaAll locationsTuesday, April 1Wednesday, October 1
TaiwanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
TajikistanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
TanzaniaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ThailandAll locationsNo DST in 2003
The BahamasAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Time ZoneAll locationsNo DST in 2003
TogoAll locationsNo DST in 2003
TokelauAll locationsNo DST in 2003
TongaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsNo DST in 2003
TunisiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
TurkeyAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
TurkmenistanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
TuvaluAll locationsNo DST in 2003
UgandaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
UkraineAll locationsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsNo DST in 2003
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 2003
UruguayAll locationsNo DST in 2003
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsNo DST in 2003
UzbekistanAll locationsNo DST in 2003
VanuatuAll locationsNo DST in 2003
VenezuelaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
VietnamAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
Western SaharaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
YemenAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ZambiaAll locationsNo DST in 2003
ZimbabweAll locationsNo DST in 2003
* 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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Daylight Saving Time Changes:

DST Summary Worldwide 2003
DST ObservanceCountExample
No DST at all165China
At least one location observes DST83United States
All locations observe DST some part of the year76Russia
Many locations observe DST part of the year7United States

Daylight Saving Time for other years

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