Daylight Saving Time Around the World 2008

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 2008.

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 2008 and for the second half of 2008.

CountryRegions/StatesExample LocationDST Start DateDST End Date
AfghanistanAll locationsKabulNo DST in 2008
AlbaniaAll locationsTiranaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AlgeriaAll locationsAlgiersNo DST in 2008
American SamoaAll locationsPago PagoNo DST in 2008
AndorraAll locationsAndorra La VellaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AngolaAll locationsLuandaNo DST in 2008
AnguillaAll locationsThe ValleyNo DST in 2008
AntarcticaSome locationsMarambio BaseDoes not start this yearSunday, March 16
Some locationsMawsonNo DST in 2008
Some locationsSouth PoleSunday, September 28Sunday, April 6
OrcadasSunday, October 19Sunday, March 16
Palmer StationSunday, October 12Sunday, March 30
Troll StationSaturday, March 1*Friday, November 7
Antigua and BarbudaAll locationsSaint John'sNo DST in 2008
ArgentinaMost locationsBuenos AiresSunday, October 19Sunday, March 16
Catamarca, Chubut, Jujuy, Mendoza, Santa Cruz, Salta, Tierra del Fuego, La Pampa, La Rioja, Rio Negro, San Juan, NeuquénMendozaDoes not start this yearSunday, March 16
San LuisSan LuisSunday, October 12Sunday, March 9
ArmeniaAll locationsYerevanSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
ArubaAll locationsOranjestadNo DST in 2008
AustraliaMost locationsMelbourneSunday, October 5Sunday, April 6
Queensland, Northern TerritoryBrisbaneNo DST in 2008
Western AustraliaPerthSunday, October 26Sunday, March 30
Lord Howe IslandLord Howe IslandSunday, October 5Sunday, April 6
AustriaAll locationsViennaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
AzerbaijanAll locationsBakuSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BahrainAll locationsManamaNo DST in 2008
BangladeshAll locationsDhakaNo DST in 2008
BarbadosAll locationsBridgetownNo DST in 2008
BelarusAll locationsMinskSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelgiumAll locationsBrusselsSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BelizeAll locationsBelmopanNo DST in 2008
BeninAll locationsPorto NovoNo DST in 2008
BermudaAll locationsHamiltonSunday, March 9Sunday, November 2
BhutanAll locationsThimphuNo DST in 2008
BoliviaAll locationsSucreNo DST in 2008
Bosnia and HerzegovinaAll locationsSarajevoSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
BotswanaAll locationsGaboroneNo DST in 2008
BrazilMost locationsBrasiliaSunday, October 19Sunday, February 17
Amazonas, Pernambuco, Bahia, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Ceará, Amapá, Alagoas, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Maranhão, Acre, Roraima, TocantinsManausNo DST in 2008
British Indian Ocean TerritoryAll locationsDiego GarciaNo DST in 2008
British Virgin IslandsAll locationsRoad TownNo DST in 2008
BruneiAll locationsBandar Seri BegawanNo DST in 2008
BulgariaAll locationsSofiaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Burkina FasoAll locationsOuagadougouNo DST in 2008
BurundiAll locationsBujumburaNo DST in 2008
Cabo VerdeAll locationsPraiaNo DST in 2008
CambodiaAll locationsPhnom PenhNo DST in 2008
CameroonAll locationsYaoundéNo DST in 2008
CanadaMost locationsMontrealSunday, March 9Sunday, November 2
most of Saskatchewan, small region of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of OntarioReginaNo DST in 2008
Cayman IslandsAll locationsGeorge TownNo DST in 2008
Central African RepublicAll locationsBanguiNo DST in 2008
ChadAll locationsNdjamenaNo DST in 2008
ChileMost locationsSantiagoSunday, October 12Sunday, March 30
OtherEaster IslandSaturday, October 11Saturday, March 29
ChinaAll locationsBeijingNo DST in 2008
Christmas IslandAll locationsThe SettlementNo DST in 2008
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsAll locationsBantamNo DST in 2008
ColombiaAll locationsBogotaNo DST in 2008
ComorosAll locationsMoroniNo DST in 2008
CongoAll locationsBrazzavilleNo DST in 2008
Congo Dem.Rep.All locationsKinshasaNo DST in 2008
Cook IslandsAll locationsRarotongaNo DST in 2008
Costa RicaAll locationsSan JoseNo DST in 2008
Cote d'IvoireAll locationsYamoussoukroNo DST in 2008
CroatiaAll locationsZagrebSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
CubaAll locationsHavanaSunday, March 16Sunday, October 26
CuraçaoAll locationsWillemstadNo DST in 2008
CyprusAll locationsNicosiaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Czech RepublicAll locationsPragueSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DenmarkAll locationsCopenhagenSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
DjiboutiAll locationsDjiboutiNo DST in 2008
DominicaAll locationsRoseauNo DST in 2008
Dominican RepublicAll locationsSanto DomingoNo DST in 2008
East TimorAll locationsDiliNo DST in 2008
EcuadorAll locationsQuitoNo DST in 2008
EgyptAll locationsCairoFriday, April 25Friday, August 29
El SalvadorAll locationsSan SalvadorNo DST in 2008
Equatorial GuineaAll locationsMalaboNo DST in 2008
EritreaAll locationsAsmaraNo DST in 2008
EstoniaAll locationsTallinnSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
EthiopiaAll locationsAddis AbabaNo DST in 2008
Falkland IslandsAll locationsStanleySunday, September 7Sunday, April 20
Faroe IslandsAll locationsTórshavnSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FijiAll locationsSuvaNo DST in 2008
FinlandAll locationsHelsinkiSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
FranceMost locationsParisSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Saint Barthélemy, Saint MartinGustaviaNo DST in 2008
French GuianaAll locationsCayenneNo DST in 2008
French PolynesiaAll locationsPapeeteNo DST in 2008
French Southern TerritoriesAll locationsPort-aux-FrancaisNo DST in 2008
GabonAll locationsLibrevilleNo DST in 2008
GeorgiaMost locationsTbilisiNo DST in 2008
AbkhaziaSukhumiSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GermanyAll locationsBerlinSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GhanaAll locationsAccraNo DST in 2008
GibraltarAll locationsGibraltarSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreeceAll locationsAthensSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GreenlandMost locationsNuukSaturday, March 29Saturday, October 25
Some locationsDanmarkshavnNo DST in 2008
IttoqqortoormiitSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Thule Air BaseSunday, March 9Sunday, November 2
GrenadaAll locationsSaint George'sNo DST in 2008
GuadeloupeAll locationsBasse-TerreNo DST in 2008
GuamAll locationsHagåtñaNo DST in 2008
GuatemalaAll locationsGuatemalaNo DST in 2008
GuernseyAll locationsSt. Peter PortSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
GuineaAll locationsConakryNo DST in 2008
Guinea-BissauAll locationsBissauNo DST in 2008
GuyanaAll locationsGeorgetownNo DST in 2008
HaitiAll locationsPort-au-PrinceNo DST in 2008
Holy See (Vatican City)All locationsVatican CitySunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
HondurasAll locationsTegucigalpaNo DST in 2008
Hong KongAll locationsHong KongNo DST in 2008
HungaryAll locationsBudapestSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
IcelandAll locationsReykjavikNo DST in 2008
IndiaAll locationsNew DelhiNo DST in 2008
IndonesiaAll locationsJakartaNo DST in 2008
IranAll locationsTehranFriday, March 21Sunday, September 21
IraqAll locationsBaghdadNo DST in 2008
IrelandAll locationsDublinSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Isle of ManAll locationsDouglasSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
IsraelAll locationsJerusalemFriday, March 28Sunday, October 5
ItalyAll locationsRomeSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JamaicaAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2008
JapanAll locationsTokyoNo DST in 2008
JerseyAll locationsSaint HelierSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
JordanAll locationsAmmanFriday, March 28Friday, October 31
KazakhstanAll locationsAstanaNo DST in 2008
KenyaAll locationsNairobiNo DST in 2008
KiribatiAll locationsTarawaNo DST in 2008
KosovoAll locationsPristinaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
KuwaitAll locationsKuwait CityNo DST in 2008
KyrgyzstanAll locationsBishkekNo DST in 2008
LaosAll locationsVientianeNo DST in 2008
LatviaAll locationsRigaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LebanonAll locationsBeirutSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LesothoAll locationsMaseruNo DST in 2008
LiberiaAll locationsMonroviaNo DST in 2008
LibyaAll locationsTripoliNo DST in 2008
LiechtensteinAll locationsVaduzSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LithuaniaAll locationsVilniusSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
LuxembourgAll locationsLuxembourgSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MacauAll locationsMacauNo DST in 2008
Macedonia, Republic ofAll locationsSkopjeSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MadagascarAll locationsAntananarivoNo DST in 2008
MalawiAll locationsLilongweNo DST in 2008
MalaysiaAll locationsKuala LumpurNo DST in 2008
MaldivesAll locationsMaleNo DST in 2008
MaliAll locationsBamakoNo DST in 2008
MaltaAll locationsVallettaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Marshall IslandsAll locationsMajuroNo DST in 2008
MartiniqueAll locationsFort-de-FranceNo DST in 2008
MauritaniaAll locationsNouakchottNo DST in 2008
MauritiusAll locationsPort LouisSunday, October 26Does not end this year
MayotteAll locationsMamoutzouNo DST in 2008
MexicoMost locationsMexico CitySunday, April 6Sunday, October 26
SonoraHermosilloNo DST in 2008
MicronesiaAll locationsPalikirNo DST in 2008
MoldovaAll locationsChisinauSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MonacoAll locationsMonacoSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MongoliaAll locationsUlaanbaatarNo DST in 2008
MontenegroAll locationsPodgoricaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
MontserratAll locationsBradesNo DST in 2008
MoroccoAll locationsCasablancaSunday, June 1Monday, September 1
MozambiqueAll locationsMaputoNo DST in 2008
MyanmarAll locationsYangonNo DST in 2008
NamibiaAll locationsWindhoekSunday, September 7Sunday, April 6
NauruAll locationsYarenNo DST in 2008
NepalAll locationsKathmanduNo DST in 2008
NetherlandsMost locationsAmsterdamSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sint Maarten, Bonaire, SabaPhilipsburgNo DST in 2008
New CaledoniaAll locationsNoumeaNo DST in 2008
New ZealandAll locationsWellingtonSunday, September 28Sunday, April 6
NicaraguaAll locationsManaguaNo DST in 2008
NigerAll locationsNiameyNo DST in 2008
NigeriaAll locationsLagosNo DST in 2008
NiueAll locationsAlofiNo DST in 2008
Norfolk IslandAll locationsKingstonNo DST in 2008
North KoreaAll locationsPyongyangNo DST in 2008
Northern Mariana IslandsAll locationsSaipanNo DST in 2008
NorwayAll locationsOsloSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
OmanAll locationsMuscatNo DST in 2008
PakistanAll locationsIslamabadSunday, June 1Saturday, November 1
PalauAll locationsMelekeokNo DST in 2008
Palestinian TerritoriesMost locationsBethlehemFriday, March 28Monday, September 1
Gaza StripGazaFriday, March 28Friday, August 29
PanamaAll locationsPanamaNo DST in 2008
Papua New GuineaAll locationsPort MoresbyNo DST in 2008
ParaguayAll locationsAsuncionSunday, October 19Sunday, March 9
PeruAll locationsLimaNo DST in 2008
PhilippinesAll locationsManilaNo DST in 2008
Pitcairn IslandsAll locationsAdamstownNo DST in 2008
PolandAll locationsWarsawSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
PortugalAll locationsLisbonSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Puerto RicoAll locationsSan JuanNo DST in 2008
QatarAll locationsDohaNo DST in 2008
ReunionAll locationsSaint-DenisNo DST in 2008
RomaniaAll locationsBucharestSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RussiaAll locationsMoscowSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
RwandaAll locationsKigaliNo DST in 2008
Saint HelenaAll locationsJamestownNo DST in 2008
Saint Kitts and NevisAll locationsBasseterreNo DST in 2008
Saint LuciaAll locationsCastriesNo DST in 2008
Saint Pierre and MiquelonAll locationsSaint-PierreSunday, March 9Sunday, November 2
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAll locationsKingstownNo DST in 2008
SamoaAll locationsApiaNo DST in 2008
San MarinoAll locationsSan MarinoSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sao Tome and PrincipeAll locationsSão ToméNo DST in 2008
Saudi ArabiaAll locationsRiyadhNo DST in 2008
SenegalAll locationsDakarNo DST in 2008
SerbiaAll locationsBelgradeSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SeychellesAll locationsVictoriaNo DST in 2008
Sierra LeoneAll locationsFreetownNo DST in 2008
SingaporeAll locationsSingaporeNo DST in 2008
SlovakiaAll locationsBratislavaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SloveniaAll locationsLjubljanaSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Solomon IslandsAll locationsHoniaraNo DST in 2008
SomaliaAll locationsMogadishuNo DST in 2008
South AfricaAll locationsJohannesburgNo DST in 2008
South Georgia/Sandwich Is.All locationsKing Edward PointNo DST in 2008
South KoreaAll locationsSeoulNo DST in 2008
South SudanAll locationsJubaNo DST in 2008
SpainAll locationsMadridSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
Sri LankaAll locationsSri Jayawardenapura KotteNo DST in 2008
SudanAll locationsKhartoumNo DST in 2008
SurinameAll locationsParamariboNo DST in 2008
SwazilandAll locationsMbabaneNo DST in 2008
SwedenAll locationsStockholmSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SwitzerlandAll locationsBernSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
SyriaAll locationsDamascusFriday, April 4Saturday, November 1
TaiwanAll locationsTaipeiNo DST in 2008
TajikistanAll locationsDushanbeNo DST in 2008
TanzaniaAll locationsDodomaNo DST in 2008
ThailandAll locationsBangkokNo DST in 2008
The BahamasAll locationsNassauSunday, March 9Sunday, November 2
The GambiaAll locationsBanjulNo DST in 2008
Time ZoneAll locationsUTCNo DST in 2008
TogoAll locationsLoméNo DST in 2008
TokelauAll locationsFakaofoNo DST in 2008
TongaAll locationsNukualofaNo DST in 2008
Trinidad and TobagoAll locationsPort of SpainNo DST in 2008
TunisiaAll locationsTunisSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
TurkeyAll locationsAnkaraSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
TurkmenistanAll locationsAshgabatNo DST in 2008
Turks and Caicos IslandsAll locationsCockburn TownSunday, March 9Sunday, November 2
TuvaluAll locationsFunafutiNo DST in 2008
UgandaAll locationsKampalaNo DST in 2008
UkraineAll locationsKyivSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
United Arab EmiratesAll locationsAbu DhabiNo DST in 2008
United KingdomAll locationsLondonSunday, March 30Sunday, October 26
United StatesMost locationsWashington DCSunday, March 9Sunday, November 2
Hawaii, most of Arizona, small region of AlaskaHonoluluNo DST in 2008
UruguayAll locationsMontevideoSunday, October 5Sunday, March 9
US Minor Outlying IslandsAll locationsMidwayNo DST in 2008
US Virgin IslandsAll locationsCharlotte AmalieNo DST in 2008
UzbekistanAll locationsTashkentNo DST in 2008
VanuatuAll locationsPort VilaNo DST in 2008
VenezuelaAll locationsCaracasNo DST in 2008
VietnamAll locationsHanoiNo DST in 2008
Wallis and FutunaAll locationsMata-UtuNo DST in 2008
Western SaharaAll locationsEl AaiúnSunday, June 1Monday, September 1
YemenAll locationsSanaNo DST in 2008
ZambiaAll locationsLusakaNo DST in 2008
ZimbabweAll locationsHarareNo DST in 2008
* 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 2008

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 year75Pakistan
Countries and territories where many, but not all locations observe DST part of the year10United States

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