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Time Change 2008 in Mexico

Last change: 2022
Oct
30
1 hour Back

Oct 30, 2022, 2:00 am

Country: Mexico
Long Name: United Mexican States
Abbreviations: MX, MEX
Capital: Mexico City
Time Zones: 4
Dial Code: +52

Apr 6

Forward 1 hour

Apr 6, 2008 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 6, 2008, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 6, 2008, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 6, 2008 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 26

Back 1 hour

Oct 26, 2008 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 26, 2008, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 26, 2008, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 26, 2008 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
Mexico Ends Daylight Saving Earlier Than USA

Other years: 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2023

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:

DST in States and Federal Districts in Mexico in 2008 (32 in total, 31 where all observe DST, 1 which doesn't observe DST)

AguascalientesApr 6 – Oct 26GuerreroApr 6 – Oct 26Quintana RooApr 6 – Oct 26
Baja CaliforniaApr 6 – Oct 26HidalgoApr 6 – Oct 26San Luis PotosíApr 6 – Oct 26
Baja California SurApr 6 – Oct 26JaliscoApr 6 – Oct 26SinaloaApr 6 – Oct 26
CampecheApr 6 – Oct 26MichoacánApr 6 – Oct 26SonoraNo DST
ChiapasApr 6 – Oct 26MorelosApr 6 – Oct 26TabascoApr 6 – Oct 26
ChihuahuaApr 6 – Oct 26MéxicoApr 6 – Oct 26TamaulipasApr 6 – Oct 26
Ciudad de MéxicoApr 6 – Oct 26NayaritApr 6 – Oct 26TlaxcalaApr 6 – Oct 26
Coahuila de ZaragozaApr 6 – Oct 26Nuevo LeónApr 6 – Oct 26VeracruzApr 6 – Oct 26
ColimaApr 6 – Oct 26OaxacaApr 6 – Oct 26YucatánApr 6 – Oct 26
DurangoApr 6 – Oct 26PueblaApr 6 – Oct 26ZacatecasApr 6 – Oct 26
GuanajuatoApr 6 – Oct 26QuerétaroApr 6 – Oct 26

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.