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Daylight Saving Time–First Half of 2016

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 first half of 2016.

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 second half of 2016 or the overview over start and end times for 2016 sorted by country.

DateCountryLocal Time Change
Jan 17 Sun
  • Fiji (All locations)
3:00 am → 2:00 am (Back)
Feb 21 Sun
  • Brazil (Some locations observing DST)
12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Mar 13 Sun
  • Cuba (All locations)
12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Mar 13 Sun2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 20 Sun1:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 21 Mon
  • Iran (All locations)
12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Mar 25 Fri12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Mar 25 Fri2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 26 Sat1:00 am → 2:00 am (Forward)
Mar 26 Sat2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 26 Sat10:00 pm → 11:00 pm (Forward)
Mar 27 Sun12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Mar 27 Sun12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Mar 27 Sun1:00 am → 2:00 am (Forward)
Mar 27 Sun2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 27 Sun3:00 am → 4:00 am (Forward)
Apr 1 Fri12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Apr 3 Sun2:00 am → 1:00 am (Back)
Apr 3 Sun2:00 am → 1:30 am (Back)
Apr 3 Sun
  • Mexico (Most locations observing DST)
2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Apr 3 Sun3:00 am → 2:00 am (Back)
Apr 3 Sun3:45 am → 2:45 am (Back)
Apr 3 Sun4:00 am → 3:00 am (Back)
May 14 Sat10:00 pm → 9:00 pm (Back)
May 15 Sun12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Jun 5 Sun3:00 am → 2:00 am (Back)

Daylight Saving Time for other years

Yearly OverviewJanuary–JuneJuly–December
2014first half of 2014second half of 2014
2015first half of 2015second half of 2015
2016first half of 2016second half of 2016
2017first half of 2017second half of 2017
2018first half of 2018second half of 2018

Other years


Daylight Saving Time – DST

  1. One Hour Back or Forward?
  2. What Is Standard Time?
  3. Savings or Saving?
  4. Pros and Cons of DST
  5. Your Health and DST
  6. Summer or Winter Time?
  7. History of DST
  8. DST in the USA
  9. History of DST in Europe
  10. How Does DST Work?
  11. DST Statistics

Time Zones & DST

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