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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.

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DST in Brazil will start on Oct, 19, 2014.

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.

Calendar with holidays Brazil

Brazilian states with DST in 2014/15

Four Time Zones in Brazil

Brazil has four time zones, stretching from UTC-2 to UTC-5 (standard time).

Interactive Time Zone Map

  1. UTC-2: includes areas such as the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.
  2. 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.
  3. UTC-4: includes the states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, and most of Amazonas.
  4. UTC-5: comprises the state of Acre and the westernmost part of Amazonas (west of Tabatinga / Porto Acre).

Upcoming DST changes worldwide