Nov 5, 2023, 2:00 am
In small parts of Mexico
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Note: Only some parts of Mexico use DST in 2023.
Forward 1 hour
Mar 12, 2023 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 12, 2023, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 12, 2023, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 12, 2023 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.
Time Zone Confusion in Mexico
Back 1 hour
Nov 5, 2023 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 5, 2023, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 5, 2023, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 5, 2023 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.
When Does DST Start and End in Mexico?
Most of Mexico, including its capital Mexico City, doesn't use Daylight Saving Time (DST). However, some exceptions exist for the locations that follow the DST schedule of the United States:
- Baja California observes DST and uses the same time zones as neighboring California in the US. Here, the DST period starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
- Sonora does not change its clocks to stay in sync with the neighboring US state of Arizona, where Mountain Standard Time (MST) is observed all year.
- Municipalities near the country's northern border with the US keep the DST schedule for practical and socioeconomic reasons. This includes the municipalities Ciudad Juárez and Ojinaga in Chihuahua, Colombia in Nueva Leon, and Reynosa in Tamaulipas.
Which States and Federal Districts use Daylight Saving Time in 2023
DST in States and Federal Districts in Mexico
|Aguascalientes||No DST||Guanajuato||No DST||Querétaro||No DST|
|Baja California||Mar 12 – Nov 5||Guerrero||No DST||Quintana Roo||No DST|
|Baja California Sur||No DST||Hidalgo||No DST||San Luis Potosí||No DST|
|Campeche||No DST||Jalisco||No DST||Sinaloa||No DST|
|Chiapas||No DST||Michoacán||No DST||Sonora||No DST|
|Chihuahua (north)||Mar 12 – Nov 5||Morelos||No DST||Tabasco||No DST|
|Chihuahua||No DST||México||No DST||Tamaulipas (north)||Mar 12 – Nov 5|
|Ciudad de México||No DST||Nayarit||No DST||Tamaulipas||No DST|
|Coahuila de Zaragoza (north)||Mar 12 – Nov 5||Nuevo León (north)||Mar 12 – Nov 5||Tlaxcala||No DST|
|Coahuila de Zaragoza||No DST||Nuevo León||No DST||Veracruz||No DST|
|Colima||No DST||Oaxaca||No DST||Yucatán||No DST|
|Durango||No DST||Puebla||No DST||Zacatecas||No DST|
Daylight Saving Time History in Mexico
- Mexico first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1931.
- Mexico has observed DST for 66 years between 1931 and 2023 (DST in at least one location).
- Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1975.
- See Worldwide DST Statistics
Baja California Pioneered DST
The state of Baja California introduced seasonal clock changes in 1931, remaining the only area in Mexico with a DST schedule for 65 years.
In the rest of the country, DST was introduced in 1996 and removed in 2022.