Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2003

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 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.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 2003
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 2003
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 2003
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 2003
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 2003
AntarcticaMost locationsOrcadasNo DST in 2003
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, October 5Sunday, March 16
Palmer StationSunday, October 12Sunday, March 9
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 2003
ArgentinaAll locationsBuenos AiresNo DST in 2003
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 2003
AustraliaSouth Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South WalesMelbourneSunday, October 26Sunday, March 30
Queensland, Northern Territory, Western AustraliaBrisbaneNo DST in 2003
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 2003
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 2003
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 2003
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 2003
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 2003
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 2003
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 2003
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo 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 SantoBrasiliaSunday, October 19Sunday, February 16
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, RoraimaManausNo DST in 2003
Bahia, Mato Grosso, TocantinsSalvadorDoes not start this yearSunday, February 16
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 2003
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 2003
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 2003
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 2003
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 2003
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 2003
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 2003
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 2003
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 2003
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 2003
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 2003
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 2003
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 12Sunday, March 9
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 11Saturday, March 8
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 2003
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 2003
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 2003
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 2003
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 2003
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 2003
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 2003
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaNo DST in 2003
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 2003
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 2003
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 2003
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 2003
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 2003
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 2003
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 2003
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 2003
EgyptAll locationsCairoFriday, April 25Friday, September 26
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 2003
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 2003
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 2003
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 2003
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 7Sunday, April 20
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 2003
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 2003
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 2003
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 2003
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 2003
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 2003
GeorgiaAll locationsTbilisiSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 2003
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 29Saturday, October 25
Some locationsDanmarkshavnNo DST in 2003
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Thule Air BaseSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 2003
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 2003
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 2003
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 2003
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 2003
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 2003
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 2003
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceNo DST in 2003
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 2003
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 2003
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 2003
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 2003
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 2003
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 28Friday, October 3
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2003
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 2003
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, March 28Friday, October 24
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 2003
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 2003
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 2003
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 2003
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 2003
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 2003
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 2003
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 2003
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 2003
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 2003
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 2003
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 2003
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 2003
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 2003
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 2003
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 2003
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisNo DST in 2003
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 2003
MexicoMost locationsMexico CitySunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
SonoraHermosilloNo DST in 2003
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 2003
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarSaturday, March 29Saturday, September 27
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 2003
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaNo DST in 2003
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 2003
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 2003
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekSunday, September 7Sunday, April 6
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 2003
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 2003
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 2003
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaNo DST in 2003
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, October 5Sunday, March 16
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 2003
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 2003
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 2003
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 2003
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2003
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 2003
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 2003
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 2003
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadNo DST in 2003
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 2003
Palestinian TerritoriesAll locationsBethlehemFriday, April 18Friday, October 17
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 2003
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 2003
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, September 7Sunday, April 6
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 2003
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 2003
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 2003
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 2003
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 2003
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 2003
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RussiaAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 2003
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 2003
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 2003
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 2003
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 2003
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 2003
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 2003
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 2003
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 2003
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 2003
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 2003
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 2003
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 2003
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 2003
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 2003
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 2003
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 2003
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 2003
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 2003
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 2003
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 2003
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 2003
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SyriaAll locationsDamascusTuesday, April 1Wednesday, October 1
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 2003
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 2003
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 2003
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 2003
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 2003
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 2003
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 2003
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 2003
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 2003
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 2003
TunisiaAll locationsTunisNo DST in 2003
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 2003
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 2003
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 2003
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 2003
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 2003
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoNo DST in 2003
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 2003
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 2003
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 2003
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 2003
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 2003
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 2003
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 2003
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnNo DST in 2003
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 2003
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 2003
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 2003
* 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 2003

Daylight Saving Time Observance?CountExample
Countries and territories which do not observe DST at all161China
Countries and territories where at least one location observes DST82United States
Countries and territories where all locations observe DST some part of the year73Russia
Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year9United States

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