Most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico's northern border cities will begin Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, March 8, 2015. People in areas that observe DST will spring forward one hour from 2am (02:00) to 3am (03:00), local time.
1 hour back or ahead?
Most Americans and Canadians set their clocks ahead 1 hour on the second Sunday of March and turn them back 1 hour on the first Sunday of November every year.
Areas that observe DST will fall back to standard time at 2:00 (2 am) local time on Sunday, November 1, 2015.
Areas with no DST
While most U.S. states and territories use DST, some areas will not change the time:
- American Samoa
- Puerto Rico
- The United States Virgin Islands
- Most of Arizona except the Navajo Nation Community
Areas with no DST in Canada include:
- Some regions in Québec, east of 63° west longitude (e.g. Blanc-Sablon)
- Most of Saskatchewan (exception: areas of Lloydminster that lie in Saskatchewan)
- Southampton Island
- Some areas in British Columbia (e.g. Creston)
Recent Bills to Abolish DST
Mexican border cities follow U.S.
Mexico’s northern border cities, like Juarez City (Ciudad Juárez), will follow the United States' DST schedule. However, most of Mexico, including the capital Mexico City, will set their clocks 1 hour forward on Sunday, April 5, 2015.
DST Switches in Other Countries on March 8, 2015
Some countries and territories will also start or end DST on the same date. Find out local times for the switch:
- The Bahamas
- Turks and Caicos Islands NOTE: Will remain on permanent DST
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- Thule Air Base in Greenland
In This Article
- Which way? Back or ahead?
- Areas with no DST
- Recent Bills to Abolish DST
- Mexican border cities
- Other areas starting DST