DST starts in Brazil Sunday, October 19, 2014
On Sunday, October 19, 2014, clocks in parts of Brazil will be set forward one hour from 0:00 (12 am, midnight) to 01:00 (1 am) local time as Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts.
Carnival Postpones DST End
Sunday, February 22, 2015, is the end of DST in Brazil. The DST switch is postponed by one week because of Carnival. Normally the end of DST in Brazil is the third Sunday in February.
Brazilian states with DST in 2014/15
- Sao Paulo, São Paulo
- Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
- Brasilia, Distrito Federal
- Criciúma, Santa Catarina
- Curitiba, Paraná
- Goiânia, Goiás
- Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
- Campo Grande, Mato Grosso Do Sul
- Vitória, Espírito Santo
- Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
- Cuiabá, Mato Grosso (some exceptions)
Four Time Zones in Brazil
Brazil has four time zones, stretching from UTC-2 to UTC-5 (standard time).
- UTC-2: includes areas such as the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.
- UTC-3: this is largest time zone, comprising eastern and central areas, and including all states bordering the Atlantic coast (except some islands), from Pará and Amapá in the north to Rio Grande do Sul in the South; includes the Brazilian Federal District with the capital Brasilia.
- UTC-4: includes the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, and most of Amazonas.
- UTC-5: comprises the state of Acre and the westernmost part of Amazonas (west of Tabatinga / Porto Acre).