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Daylight Saving Time–First Half of 2026

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 plan to observe DST during the first half of 2026. Note that this list might not be final - countries, territories, and states sometimes make adjustments which are announced just days or weeks ahead of the time change.

Also, please see the page for the second half of 2026 or the overview over start and end times for 2026 sorted by country.

DateCountryLocal Time Change
Jan 18 Sun
  • Fiji (All locations)
3:00 am → 2:00 am (Back)
Feb 15 Sun3:00 am → 2:00 am (Back)
Mar 8 Sun
  • Cuba (All locations)
12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Mar 8 Sun2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 15 Sun1:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 22 Sun12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Mar 22 Sun
  • Iran (All locations)
12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Mar 22 Sun2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 27 Fri12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Mar 27 Fri1:00 am → 2:00 am (Forward)
Mar 27 Fri2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 28 Sat10:00 pm → 11:00 pm (Forward)
Mar 29 Sun12:00 am → 1:00 am (Forward)
Mar 29 Sun1:00 am → 2:00 am (Forward)
Mar 29 Sun2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Mar 29 Sun3:00 am → 4:00 am (Forward)
Apr 4 Sat10:00 pm → 9:00 pm (Back)
Apr 5 Sun
  • Chile (Most locations observing DST)
12:00 am → 11:00 pm (Back)
Apr 5 Sun2:00 am → 1:00 am (Back)
Apr 5 Sun2:00 am → 1:30 am (Back)
Apr 5 Sun
  • Mexico (Most locations observing DST)
2:00 am → 3:00 am (Forward)
Apr 5 Sun3:00 am → 2:00 am (Back)
Apr 5 Sun3:45 am → 2:45 am (Back)
Apr 5 Sun4:00 am → 3:00 am (Back)

Daylight Saving Time for other years

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