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Syria’s Daylight Saving Starts on March 27, 2009


Published 19-Mar-2009

Syria will observe daylight saving time on 27 March, 2009.

Small Syrian harbour in Tartus

Syria Starts DST on March 27, 2009

Many Syrian towns and cities, including Tartus (pictured above) will soon move their clocks one hour ahead to observe daylight saving time.

©iStockphoto.com/Olga Kolos

Syria will start daylight saving time at midnight (00:00) between Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27, in 2009. The Presidency of the Council of Ministers recently issued a communiqué to confirm this arrangement, also known as “summer time”, which will see the clocks move one hour forward.

2009 Daylight Saving Schedule

Syria will observe Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), which is three hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), or UTC +3 hours, during the 2009 daylight saving schedule. The 2009 daylight saving arrangement is a few days earlier than the 2008 daylight saving schedule, which started at midnight (00:00) between April 3 and April 4, 2008.

Syria observes daylight saving time to save energy during country’s summer months. The Ministry of Electricity had suggested daylight saving time in Syria to begin on the above-mentioned dates for 2009. Interestingly, the ministry also discussed at a recent Cabinet meeting a memo on the expected demand for energy in 2009 and upcoming years.

The daylight saving arrangement is expected to end at midnight (00:00) between the Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1, when the clocks will move back by one hour to 11pm (or 23:00) on Saturday, October 31. However, the end date has not yet been confirmed.

Time Zone

Syria is on Eastern European Time (EET), which is UTC +2 hours, during the non-daylight saving schedule. The nation moves the hour forward by one hour to EEST (UTC +3 hours), when it observes daylight saving time.

Dates of Daylight Saving Time 1983–2009

These are the dates Daylight Saving Time started and ended in Syria since 1983.

Current Local Times Around the World

AccraSat 3:22 amCasablanca *Sat 4:22 amKolkataSat 8:52 amReykjavikSat 3:22 am
Addis AbabaSat 6:22 amChicago *Fri 10:22 pmKuala LumpurSat 11:22 amRio de JaneiroSat 12:22 am
Adelaide *Sat 1:52 pmCopenhagen *Sat 5:22 amKuwait CitySat 6:22 amRiyadhSat 6:22 am
AlgiersSat 4:22 amDallas *Fri 10:22 pmKyiv *Sat 6:22 amRome *Sat 5:22 am
AlmatySat 9:22 amDar es SalaamSat 6:22 amLa PazFri 11:22 pmSalt Lake City *Fri 9:22 pm
Amman *Sat 6:22 amDarwinSat 12:52 pmLagosSat 4:22 amSan Francisco *Fri 8:22 pm
Amsterdam *Sat 5:22 amDenver *Fri 9:22 pmLahoreSat 8:22 amSan JuanFri 11:22 pm
AnadyrSat 3:22 pmDetroit *Fri 11:22 pmLas Vegas *Fri 8:22 pmSan SalvadorFri 9:22 pm
Anchorage *Fri 7:22 pmDhakaSat 9:22 amLimaFri 10:22 pmSantiago *Sat 12:22 am
AnkaraSat 6:22 amDohaSat 6:22 amLisbon *Sat 4:22 amSanto DomingoFri 11:22 pm
AntananarivoSat 6:22 amDubaiSat 7:22 amLondon *Sat 4:22 amSão PauloSat 12:22 am
Asuncion *Sat 12:22 amDublin *Sat 4:22 amLos Angeles *Fri 8:22 pmSeattle *Fri 8:22 pm
Athens *Sat 6:22 amEdmonton *Fri 9:22 pmMadrid *Sat 5:22 amSeoulSat 12:22 pm
Atlanta *Fri 11:22 pmFrankfurt *Sat 5:22 amManaguaFri 9:22 pmShanghaiSat 11:22 am
Auckland *Sat 4:22 pmGuatemala CityFri 9:22 pmManilaSat 11:22 amSingaporeSat 11:22 am
BaghdadSat 6:22 amHalifax *Sat 12:22 amMelbourne *Sat 2:22 pmSofia *Sat 6:22 am
BangaloreSat 8:52 amHanoiSat 10:22 amMexico City *Fri 10:22 pmSt. John's *Sat 12:52 am
BangkokSat 10:22 amHarareSat 5:22 amMiami *Fri 11:22 pmStockholm *Sat 5:22 am
Barcelona *Sat 5:22 amHavana *Fri 11:22 pmMinneapolis *Fri 10:22 pmSuvaSat 3:22 pm
BeijingSat 11:22 amHelsinki *Sat 6:22 amMinskSat 6:22 amSydney *Sat 2:22 pm
Beirut *Sat 6:22 amHong KongSat 11:22 amMontevideoSat 12:22 amTaipeiSat 11:22 am
Belgrade *Sat 5:22 amHonoluluFri 5:22 pmMontréal *Fri 11:22 pmTallinn *Sat 6:22 am
Berlin *Sat 5:22 amHouston *Fri 10:22 pmMoscowSat 6:22 amTashkentSat 8:22 am
BogotaFri 10:22 pmIndianapolis *Fri 11:22 pmMumbaiSat 8:52 amTegucigalpaFri 9:22 pm
Boston *Fri 11:22 pmIslamabadSat 8:22 amNairobiSat 6:22 amTehranSat 6:52 am
BrasiliaSat 12:22 amIstanbulSat 6:22 amNassau *Fri 11:22 pmTokyoSat 12:22 pm
BrisbaneSat 1:22 pmJakartaSat 10:22 amNew DelhiSat 8:52 amToronto *Fri 11:22 pm
Brussels *Sat 5:22 amJerusalem *Sat 6:22 amNew Orleans *Fri 10:22 pmVancouver *Fri 8:22 pm
Bucharest *Sat 6:22 amJohannesburgSat 5:22 amNew York *Fri 11:22 pmVienna *Sat 5:22 am
Budapest *Sat 5:22 amKabulSat 7:52 amOslo *Sat 5:22 amWarsaw *Sat 5:22 am
Buenos AiresSat 12:22 amKarachiSat 8:22 amOttawa *Fri 11:22 pmWashington DC *Fri 11:22 pm
CairoSat 5:22 amKathmanduSat 9:07 amParis *Sat 5:22 amWinnipeg *Fri 10:22 pm
Calgary *Fri 9:22 pmKhartoumSat 5:22 amPerthSat 11:22 amYangonSat 9:52 am
Canberra *Sat 2:22 pmKingstonFri 10:22 pmPhiladelphia *Fri 11:22 pmZagreb *Sat 5:22 am
Cape TownSat 5:22 amKinshasaSat 4:22 amPhoenixFri 8:22 pmZürich *Sat 5:22 am
CaracasFri 11:22 pmKiritimatiSat 5:22 pmPrague *Sat 5:22 am

* Adjusted for Daylight Saving Time (70 places).

Fri = Friday, October 18, 2019 (43 places).
Sat = Saturday, October 19, 2019 (100 places).

UTC (GMT/Zulu)-time: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 03:22:42

UTC is Coordinated Universal Time, GMT is Greenwich Mean Time.
Great Britain/United Kingdom is one hour ahead of UTC during summer.

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