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EEST – Eastern European Summer Time (Daylight Saving Time)

Also known as: EEDT – Eastern European Daylight Time

Eastern European Summer Time Note:

Europe, Africa: EEST is currently not observed since DST isn't active. Locations are currently observing EET instead.

Asia: Only some locations are currently on EEST. Locations that are on EEST part of the year are currently on EET.

Time zone map of EEST
No locations currently on EEST.
Observes EEST part of the year.
Areas with same time currently (UTC +3:00).
No locations are currently on EEST – Eastern European Summer Time.
Observes EEST – Eastern European Summer Time part of the year, but not currently.
Currently has same time zone offset as EEST (UTC +3:00) but different time zone name.

Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This time zone is a DST (daylight saving time) time zone and is used in: Europe, Asia, Africa.

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Winter Time & DST

This time zone is a daylight saving/summer time zone, in the winter some places will switch to the corresponding standard time zone: EET (Eastern European Time).

Email time zone indicator: +0300

An email sent from someone in the Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) time zone will have the time zone listed as "+0300" in the headers of the email. (However, "+0300" does not have to be in Eastern European Summer Time, as other time zones could have the same UTC offset).

Where and when is EEST observed?


European countries using EEST in the summer and EET in the winter

  • Bulgaria
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine


Asian countries/territories using EEST in the summer and EET in the winter

  • Cyprus
  • Gaza Strip
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • West Bank
This time zone is no longer in use, but some locations may observe the same UTC offset (local time) under a different name.

Other time zones in UTC +3:00

Some time zones exist that have the same offset as EEST, but can be found under a different name:

EEST time now


Saturday, March 28, 2015

  • EEST will be observed in Bucharest starting from Mar 29, 2015 at 3:00 AM
  • EEST will be observed in Beirut starting from Mar 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM
  • UTC Offset: UTC +3:00
  • 7 hours ahead of New York

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Other names

OESZ – Osteuropäische Sommerzeit (German)

Example cities

Romania – Bucharest (Summer)
Lebanon – Beirut (Summer)

Related time zones

EET – Eastern European Time (Standard Time)

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