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Time Change 2020 in Mexico

Next change:
Apr
7
1 hour Forward

Apr 7, 2019, 2:00 am

In most of Mexico

Country: Mexico

Long Name: United Mexican States

Abbreviations: MX, MEX

Capital: Mexico City

Time Zones: 3

Dial Code: +52

Note: Only some parts of Mexico use DST in 2020. Some regions of Mexico use a different period of DST than shown below.

Apr 5

Forward 1 hour

Apr 5, 2020 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Apr 5, 2020 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

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

Oct 25

Back 1 hour

Oct 25, 2020 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, October 25, 2020, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 25, 2020, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 25, 2020 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022 | 2023

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 2020

Areas in Mexico using DST in 2020
Areas in Mexico on standard time all of 2020
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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 2020 (32 in total, 30 where all observe DST, 2 which don't observe DST)

AguascalientesApr 5 - Oct 25GuanajuatoApr 5 - Oct 25QuerétaroApr 5 - Oct 25
Baja CaliforniaMar 8 - Nov 1GuerreroApr 5 - Oct 25Quintana RooNo DST
Baja California SurApr 5 - Oct 25HidalgoApr 5 - Oct 25San Luis PotosíApr 5 - Oct 25
CampecheApr 5 - Oct 25JaliscoApr 5 - Oct 25SinaloaApr 5 - Oct 25
ChiapasApr 5 - Oct 25MichoacánApr 5 - Oct 25SonoraNo DST
Chihuahua (north)Mar 8 - Nov 1MorelosApr 5 - Oct 25TabascoApr 5 - Oct 25
ChihuahuaApr 5 - Oct 25MéxicoApr 5 - Oct 25Tamaulipas (north)Mar 8 - Nov 1
Ciudad de MéxicoApr 5 - Oct 25NayaritApr 5 - Oct 25TamaulipasApr 5 - Oct 25
Coahuila de Zaragoza (north)Mar 8 - Nov 1Nuevo León (north)Mar 8 - Nov 1TlaxcalaApr 5 - Oct 25
Coahuila de ZaragozaApr 5 - Oct 25Nuevo LeónApr 5 - Oct 25VeracruzApr 5 - Oct 25
ColimaApr 5 - Oct 25OaxacaApr 5 - Oct 25YucatánApr 5 - Oct 25
DurangoApr 5 - Oct 25PueblaApr 5 - Oct 25ZacatecasApr 5 - Oct 25

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.