Note: Some regions of Mexico use a different period of DST than shown below.
Forward 1 hour
Apr 1, 2012 - Daylight Saving Time Started
When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 1, 2012, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 1, 2012, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 1, 2012 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.
Back 1 hour
Oct 28, 2012 - Daylight Saving Time Ended
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 28, 2012 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.
When Does DST Start and End in Mexico?
- The state of Sonora does not change its clocks. The rationale is to stay in sync with the neighboring US state of Arizona, where Mountain Standard Time (MST) is observed all year. In the map below, Sonora is the yellow area on the left.
- Quintana Roo has opted out of following the country's DST regime. Following the establishment of its own time zone in 2015, Mexico's easternmost state is observing EST year-round. In the map below, Quintana Roo is the yellow area on the right.
- The state of Baja California and many other locations close to the country's northern border follow the DST schedule of the United States. This includes cities like Tijuana, Ciudad Juárez, and Ojinaga (please see cities marked “north” in the table below). Here, the DST period starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
The states of Sonora (yellow area on the left) and Quintana Roo (yellow area on the right) do not observe DST.
DST in States and Federal Districts in Mexico in 2012 (32 in total, 31 where all observe DST, 1 which doesn't observe DST)
|Aguascalientes||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Guanajuato||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Querétaro||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
|Baja California||Mar 11 - Nov 4||Guerrero||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Quintana Roo||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
|Baja California Sur||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Hidalgo||Apr 1 - Oct 28||San Luis Potosí||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
|Campeche||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Jalisco||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Sinaloa||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
|Chiapas||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Michoacán||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Sonora||No DST|
|Chihuahua (north)||Mar 11 - Nov 4||Morelos||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Tabasco||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
|Chihuahua||Apr 1 - Oct 28||México||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Tamaulipas (north)||Mar 11 - Nov 4|
|Ciudad de México||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Nayarit||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Tamaulipas||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
|Coahuila de Zaragoza (north)||Mar 11 - Nov 4||Nuevo León (north)||Mar 11 - Nov 4||Tlaxcala||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
|Coahuila de Zaragoza||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Nuevo León||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Veracruz||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
|Colima||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Oaxaca||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Yucatán||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
|Durango||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Puebla||Apr 1 - Oct 28||Zacatecas||Apr 1 - Oct 28|
Daylight Saving Time History in Mexico
- Mexico first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1931.
- Mexico has observed DST for 61 years between 1931 and 2018 (DST in at least one location).
- Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1975.
- See Worldwide DST Statistics