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Daylight Saving Time Ends in USA & Canada

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Published 9-Oct-2019

In the United States, Canada, and Mexico's northern border cities, Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

A map of time zones and DST in the US and Canada.

DST ends on November 3, 2019.

DST ends in the US and Canada on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

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Clocks will be set back 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 01:00 (1 am) in each time zone.

DST in the US starts again on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

As always, Europe will end DST a week before the US, on October 27, 2019.

Affects Most of the US

On November 3, the time will change in almost all of the United States.

Only the following areas do not change their clocks:

US Bills Proposing to Remove DST

Legislative proposals to abolish the yearly time change regularly appear on the agenda. However, none have been given federal approval. Recent developments include:

DST Change in Canada

In Canada, clocks will change in almost all areas, except:

Canadians Want to Ditch the Switch

In a recent survey, more than 93% of the population in British Columbia stated that they would like to stay on permanent DST. Although Premier John Horgan has expressed support for the idea, he said introducing relevant legislation hinges on the US state of Washington making the permanent change. “Blame the United States, particularly the Congress, which is being gridlocked by Donald Trump,” he told CTV News on October 4, 2019.

In Manitoba, there is a bit of confusion whether or not the clocks will be set back 1 hour to standard time this fall. Although Bill 205 was defeated (scroll to 205) on April 11, 2019, the governmental website does not clearly state so.

Mexico: Northern Border Cities Follow the US

Some northern Mexican border towns, such as Tijuana and Juarez (Ciudad Juárez), end DST on November 3, along with the US and Canada.

The rest of Mexico ends DST 1 week earlier on Sunday, October 27, 2019—on the same date as Europe's DST change.

The states of Sonora and Quintana Roo do not observe DST at all, so the clocks will not change there.

Other Countries and Territories

DST will also end on November 3 in Cuba, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Thule Air Base in Greenland.

Set Clocks Back or Ahead?

To remember which way to set your watch, keep in mind one of these sayings: “Spring forward, fall back” or “Spring ahead, fall behind.” The clocks spring ahead (= losing 1 hour) in the spring when DST starts, and they fall back 1 hour (= gaining 1 hour) when DST ends in the fall.

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