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Haiti Back on Daylight Saving Time

Haiti reintroduced Daylight Saving Time (DST) on March 12, 2017, setting the clocks forward 1 hour.

Haitian fishermen in their boats preparing for a day of fishing off the shore near Saintard, Haiti.

Fishermen in Saintard, Haiti.


On Sunday, March 12, 2017, the local time in Haiti was advanced by 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 03:00 (3 am).

Back on DST

Secretary General of the Presidency in Haiti, Yves Germain Joseph, announced the DST switch on Friday, March 10, 2017, according to the Haiti Libre.

According to the announcement, clocks will be set back again on the 1st Sunday of November.

In Sync with the US

Haiti's clock changes will follow the same schedule as the United States.

Haiti has introduced and abolished DST quite a number of times in the past decades. Just last year the Caribbean country decided to remove DST, announcing the change only 2 days before the event.

Time in Haiti

Haiti uses Eastern Standard Time (EST), 5 hours behind UTC, when on standard time. When DST is in effect, the country observes Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), which is 4 hours behind UTC.