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Time Change 2014 in Mexico

Next change:
Oct
27
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Oct 27, 2019, 2:00 am

Country: Mexico

Long Name: United Mexican States

Abbreviations: MX, MEX

Capital: Mexico City

Time Zones: 3

Dial Code: +52

Note: Some regions of Mexico use a different period of DST than shown below.

Apr 6

Forward 1 hour

Apr 6, 2014 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Apr 6, 2014 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, 2014 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 26, 2014 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
Clocks go back 1 hour in Europe Sunday, Oct 26, 2014

Other years: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2019

When Does DST Start and End in Mexico?

In most of Mexico, including its capital Mexico City, Daylight Saving Time (DST) runs from the 1st Sunday of April to the last Sunday of October. However, there are several exceptions:

  • 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.

Which States and Federal Districts use Daylight Saving Time in 2014

Areas in Mexico using DST in 2014
Areas in Mexico on standard time all of 2014
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Daylight Saving Time Info

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 2014 (32 in total, 31 where all observe DST, 1 which doesn't observe DST)

AguascalientesApr 6 - Oct 26GuanajuatoApr 6 - Oct 26QuerétaroApr 6 - Oct 26
Baja CaliforniaMar 9 - Nov 2GuerreroApr 6 - Oct 26Quintana RooApr 6 - Oct 26
Baja California SurApr 6 - Oct 26HidalgoApr 6 - Oct 26San Luis PotosíApr 6 - Oct 26
CampecheApr 6 - Oct 26JaliscoApr 6 - Oct 26SinaloaApr 6 - Oct 26
ChiapasApr 6 - Oct 26MichoacánApr 6 - Oct 26SonoraNo DST
Chihuahua (north)Mar 9 - Nov 2MorelosApr 6 - Oct 26TabascoApr 6 - Oct 26
ChihuahuaApr 6 - Oct 26MéxicoApr 6 - Oct 26Tamaulipas (north)Mar 9 - Nov 2
Ciudad de MéxicoApr 6 - Oct 26NayaritApr 6 - Oct 26TamaulipasApr 6 - Oct 26
Coahuila de Zaragoza (north)Mar 9 - Nov 2Nuevo León (north)Mar 9 - Nov 2TlaxcalaApr 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

Daylight Saving Time History in Mexico

  • Mexico first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1931.
  • Mexico has observed DST for 62 years between 1931 and 2019 (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.