The Event Time Announcer provides corresponding local times around the world for your event. Share them to promote the event!
Jump to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How to Use the Event Time Announcer
- Go to the Event Time Announcer set-up page and enter the name, location, time, and date of your event. You can also specify the event's duration.
- If you have not yet created a Personal World Clock, the button at the bottom of the form reads Show Result. Click it to see your result. If you have already made a Personal World Clock, two buttons will appear:
- World Clock: Click this button to see corresponding local times in a selection of cities around the world.
- Personal Clock: Click here to see corresponding local times in the cities you selected for your Personal World Clock. For more information, see Results: “Personal Clock” button below.
Results: “Show Result” and “World Clock” button
If you click on Show Result or World Clock on the set-up page, you will get the following results:
- At the top, the first box shows the local time for the event.
- The second box shows the corresponding local time in the city used as the home location; the city displayed here depends on the user's location or settings, so when your recipient opens the page, they will see their local time. To change your home location, click on Change Your Location.
- The table below shows corresponding local times around the world. The selection and order of cities can be altered by using the continent links, the Cities Shown drop-down, or the Sort by drop-down above the table.
To make changes to the event, click on Modify Event in the first box at the top; to start afresh, click on New Announcement.
Results: “Personal Clock” button
Sharing your results
To share the event times, simply share the URL (web address) of the page showing the results.
- To add the event to your calendar via an ICS file, click on Add to Calendar.
- To create a countdown to the event, click on Countdown to Event.
The boxes at the top show the wrong locations! How do I change them?
If you click on Show result or World Clock, two boxes are shown at the top of the result page. The first box shows the location where the event takes place. To change it, click on Modify Event and select the correct location.
The second box shows the corresponding local time in the city used as the home location; which city is displayed here depends on the user's location or settings, so when your recipient opens the page, they will see their local time. To change your home location, click on Change Your Location.
How do I delete an event?
Since each event calculation is defined solely by the URL (web address), the same result will be displayed to anyone entering that precise address. This means an event can only be saved by saving the link to the results page, and it can only be deleted by deleting the link.
If you have shared the link and wish to retract it, please let your recipients know that the link is outdated. Then you can set up a new event and share the correct link.
Why is the same time displayed in both boxes at the top?
If you click on Show result or World Clock, two boxes are shown at the top of the result page. The first box shows the location where the event takes place; the other box shows the corresponding local time in the city used as the home location. If the home location is the same as the event location—which is often the case if you are the one setting up the event—or if it lies in the same time zone, both boxes will show the same time.
Please note that the city displayed in the second box depends on the user's location or settings, so when your recipient opens the page, they will see their local time.
Why can't I use time zones instead of locations?
It is possible to use UTC, as well as UTC offsets, such as UTC-5 or UTC+8, as a substitute for a location. However, we have disabled the option to enter actual time zone names, such as EST, EDT, or Eastern Time. In our experience, these are often used inconsistently, which tends to lead to confusion.
Why are the times incorrect?
Although mistakes are always possible, it is most likely that a corresponding local time looks off because clocks change for Daylight Saving Time (DST). Not all countries use DST and the switch dates vary, so the time differences between locations change all the time. Please consider this before sending us your error report.
FAQ: General Info & Instructions
Can an event be repeated?
Unfortunately not, but this is a very frequent request, so we will consider adding that option in the future.
How do I share an event?
Simply copy the URL (web address) and send, post, publish, or otherwise distribute it.
How do I save an event?
Since each event calculation is defined solely by the URL (web address), the same result will be displayed to anyone entering that precise address. So, to save an event, simply save the link. For example, you can create a bookmark in your browser, a shortcut on your desktop, or you can add the link to your website or post it on social media.
I have questions about the event. Whom can I ask?
Please contact the person or organization that created the event, not us. Although the event times are published on timeanddate.com, all of the information is generally provided by the user, so we don't have any knowledge of the event itself.
If you have any questions about the Event Time Announcer itself and you cannot find an answer on this page, we're here to help.
Is it possible to enter a duration longer than 24 hours?
No, but we will consider adding that option.
Is it possible to embed the results using iFrame?
Why isn't my town included?
This service includes all 5000+ locations in our database. Some of our services also include millions of additional locations provided by the GeoNames database. However, these GeoNames locations cannot be selected in this service yet.
Where can I find more information about the site and its services?
The General FAQ Page answers your questions about timeanddate.com, our services, site-wide settings and customization options, as well as advertising and copyright policies.