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Brazil: Daylight Saving Time dates for 2007–2008 announced


Published 20-Sep-2007. Changed 20-Sep-2007

Many Brazilian cities observe daylight saving time during the summer months in the southern hemisphere.

Brazil: Daylight Saving Time dates for 2007–2008 announced

Brazil's DST dates for 2007 and 2008 announced

Many Brazilian cities observe daylight saving time during the summer months in the southern hemisphere.

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Most southern states in Brazil will observe Daylight Saving Time (DST) from Sunday, October 14, 2007 to Sunday, February 17 of 2008. The clocks are adjusted one hour forward at the start of the day (midnight between Saturday and Sunday) on October 14, 2007. The clocks should be set back one hour at midnight between Saturday and Sunday on Febrary 17, 2008.

Brazil's dates change often, so it is difficult to predict dates for future years.

Affected states

The northern part of the country (states north of Distrito Federal (Brasilia), including Mato Grosso and Bahia) do not observe DST, while states mainly south of 15° sou th will observe DST.

States and capitals affected by Daylight Saving Time:

Official announcement

An announcement was published by the Ministério de Minas e Energia (Ministry of Mines and Energy) and is available on their web site in Portugese: 37th edition. The same states will observe DST as last year.

Dates of Daylight Saving Time 1985–2008

These are the dates Daylight Saving Time started and ended in most of Brazil since 1985. Also, note that some of the above states did not observe DST all these years, but those locations that did observe DST used these common start and ending dates.

YearStart dateEnd dateDaylight duration
1985–1986Saturday, November 2, 1985Saturday, March 15, 198619 weeks
1986–1987Saturday, October 25, 1986Saturday, February 14, 198716 weeks
1987–1988Sunday, October 25, 1987Sunday, February 7, 198815 weeks
1988–1989Sunday, October 16, 1988Sunday, January 29, 198915 weeks
1989–1990Sunday, October 15, 1989Sunday, February 11, 199017 weeks
1990–1991Sunday, October 21, 1990Sunday, February 17, 199117 weeks
1991–1992Sunday, October 20, 1991Sunday, February 9, 199216 weeks
1992–1993Sunday, October 25, 1992Sunday, January 31, 199314 weeks
1993–1994Sunday, October 17, 1993Sunday, February 20, 199418 weeks
1994–1995Sunday, October 16, 1994Sunday, February 19, 199518 weeks
1995–1996Sunday, October 15, 1995Sunday, February 11, 199617 weeks
1996–1997Sunday, October 6, 1996Sunday, February 16, 199719 weeks
1997–1998Monday, October 6, 1997Sunday, March 1, 199820 weeks and 6 days
1998–1999Sunday, October 11, 1998Sunday, February 21, 199919 weeks
1999–2000Sunday, October 3, 1999Sunday, February 27, 200021 weeks
2000–2001Sunday, October 8, 2000Sunday, February 18, 200119 weeks
2001–2002Sunday, October 14, 2001Sunday, February 17, 200218 weeks
2002–2003Sunday, November 3, 2002Sunday, February 16, 200315 weeks
2003–2004Sunday, October 19, 2003Sunday, February 15, 200417 weeks
2004–2005Tuesday, November 2, 2004Sunday, February 20, 200515 weeks and 5 days
2005–2006Sunday, October 16, 2005Sunday, February 19, 200618 weeks
2006–2007Sunday, November 5, 2006Sunday, February 25, 200716 weeks
2007–2008Sunday, October 14, 2007Sunday, February 17, 200818 weeks

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