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Paraguay’s Daylight Saving Moved to March 24, 2013

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Published 7-Mar-2013

Paraguay ends Daylight Saving Time (DST) at midnight between Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2013. The switch comes 3 weeks earlier than planned. The South American country was originally scheduled to switch back on Sunday, April 14.

Clocks in Paraguay will be turned back by 1 hour from midnight to 11:00 pm (23:00) local time.

U.S. & Canada start DST March 10

Europe starts DST March 31

Australia & New Zealand end DST April 7

School children's safety

The change of the DST schedule was announced today, March 7, 2013, by the president of the National Electricity Administration (ANDE), Carlos Heisele. According to a statement issued by ANDE, the date change is designed to ensure the safety of school children who usually have to make their way to school in the dark during the last weeks of the DST period.

Paraguay usually begins observing DST on the first Sunday in October and switches back to standard time on the second Sunday in April.

DST dates Worldwide - first half of 2013

DST dates Worldwide - second half of 2013

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