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Daylight Saving Time–Second Half of 1978

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is often incorrectly referred to as “daylight savings time”. In some countries, it is also called “summer time”. When DST is not observed, it is called standard time, normal time or winter time.

This list displays a brief (but not complete) overview showing the countries and territories which observed DST during the second half of 1978.

Current country/territory names, rather than historic country names are displayed, so the list could contain countries that did not exist at the time.

Also, please see the page for the first half of 1978 or the overview over start and end times for 1978 sorted by country.

DateCountryLocal Time Change
Aug 4 Fri12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Sep 1 Fri2:00 am → 1:00 am (Back)
Sep 17 Sun2:00 am → 1:00 am (Back)
Sep 21 Thu12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Sep 22 Fri3:00 am → 2:00 am (Back)
Sep 24 Sun4:00 am → 3:00 am (Back)
Sep 30 Sat12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Oct 1 Sun12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Oct 1 Sun12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Oct 1 Sun1:00 am → 12:00 am (Back)
Oct 1 Sun2:00 am → 1:00 am (Back)
Oct 1 Sun3:00 am → 2:00 am (Back)
Oct 2 Mon12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Oct 8 Sun
  • Cuba (All locations)
12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Oct 14 Sat9:00 pm → 10:00 pm (Forward)
Oct 15 Sun12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Oct 15 Sun12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Oct 21 Sat
  • Iran (All locations)
12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Oct 29 Sun2:00 am → 1:00 am (Back)
Oct 29 Sun2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Oct 29 Sun2:45 am → 3:45 am (Forward)
Oct 29 Sun3:00 am → 2:00 am (Back)
Nov 12 Sun12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Dec 3 Sun12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)

Daylight Saving Time for other years

Yearly OverviewJanuary–JuneJuly–December
1976first half of 1976second half of 1976
1977first half of 1977second half of 1977
1978first half of 1978second half of 1978
1979first half of 1979second half of 1979
1980first half of 1980second half of 1980

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