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RSS Some of the countries and states that have made changes to their daylight saving time schedule or time zone since 2007 are described here.

Updates in 2011

4-Nov-2011Tokelau to jump dateline with Samoa

The three atolls in the South Pacific which form Tokelau (New Zealand territory) have chosen to join Samoa in switching time zones by redrawing the international dateline at midnight on December 29, 2011.

8-Nov-2011
31-Oct-2011
UK one step closer to abandoning GMT

The UK government is pushing for a three-year trial to move the clocks one hour forward to Central European Time.

31-Oct-2011
28-Oct-2011
Cuba DST ends November 13, 2011

Update: Cuba will, according to several news media in Cuba end daylight saving time (DST) in the early hours of November 13, 2011, and not on Sunday, October 30, as originally expected.

27-Oct-2011Transnistria's clocks move back October 30, 2011

Transnistria will join most of Europe in winding the clocks one hour back when Europe's daylight saving schedule ends on October 30, 2011.

19-Oct-2011Clocks in Ukraine move back October 30, 2011

Ukraine has abandoned a plan to stay on daylight saving time (DST) when the clocks are moved one hour back in many European countries on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

13-Oct-2011Transnistria stays on Daylight Saving Time

The clocks will not turn back in the internationally unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, also known as Transnistria, when daylight saving time (DST) ends in most of Europe on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

25-Oct-2011
13-Oct-2011
No clock change for parts of Mato Grosso, Brazil

32 municipalities in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso did not turn the clocks forward when daylight saving time (DST) started in most of Brazil at midnight between Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, 2011.

12-Oct-2011Bolivians delay Daylight Saving Time

The Bolivian government’s plan to start daylight saving time (DST) in 2011 has been delayed until summer in Bolivia in 2012.

5-Oct-2011Bahia Reintroduces Daylight Saving Time (DST)
4-Oct-2011Daylight Saving ends in USA and Canada Nov 6
4-Oct-2011Daylight Saving Time ends in most of Mexico
24-Oct-2011
4-Oct-2011
Fiji’s clocks go forward October 23, 2011
24-Oct-2011
30-Sep-2011
Most Europeans turn clocks back October 30, 2011
30-Sep-2011West Bank Clocks Turned Back September 30
27-Sep-2011Australians turn clocks forward Sunday, October 2
20-Sep-2011Ukraine eliminates Daylight Saving Time (DST)
19-Sep-2011Eternal Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Belarus
29-Aug-2011Palestinians to Observe Two Different Local Times
26-Aug-2011DST for Gaza and The West Bank
23-Aug-2011Bolivia Introduces Daylight Saving Time (DST)
22-Aug-2011Chile continues to alter DST schedule
17-Aug-2011Newfoundland and Labrador amends DST legislation
4-Jul-2011
7-Jun-2011
Israel to extend daylight saving time
6-Jun-2011“Daylight saving time” for some in Japan
1-Sep-2011
9-May-2011
Samoa jumps forward in time
20-Apr-2011Egypt Abolishes Daylight Saving Time
20-Apr-2011Russia Time Change Finalized
18-Apr-2011Colorado keeps switching
13-Apr-2011
17-Mar-2011
Irkutsk Region Switches Time Zones in Russia - Update
7-Apr-2011Ukraine to Vote on Daylight Saving
4-Apr-2011Falkland Islands Trial All Year DST in 2011
30-Mar-2011Daylight Saving Starts in Morocco on April 3, 2011
28-Mar-2011
3-Mar-2011
Chile Extends DST Again Due to Energy Crisis
25-Mar-2011West Bank Begins Daylight Saving on April 1, 2011
11-Mar-2011Turkey Starts DST One Day Later Due to Exam
10-Mar-2011
26-Jul-2010
Samoa Starts Daylight Saving on September 26
10-Mar-2011DST Ends in Australia and NZ on April 3, 2011
10-Mar-2011Daylight Saving Starts in Mexico on April 3, 2011
8-Mar-2011Daylight Saving Starts in Cuba on March 20, 2011
11-Mar-2011
18-Feb-2011
Europe Starts Daylight Saving on March 27, 2011
18-Feb-2011USA and Canada Start DST on March 13, 2011
14-Feb-2011Proposed DST Bill Gets Delayed in Israel
11-Feb-2011
10-Dec-2010
Lawmakers Propose Opposite DST Bills in Colorado
10-Feb-2011Countries Consider Canceling Daylight Saving
8-Feb-2011Russia Abolishes Winter Time
26-Jan-2011Russian Party Plans to Eliminate Daylight Saving
12-Jan-2011Special Committee to Examine DST in Israel

Updates in 2010

13-Dec-2010Thousands Protest Time Zone Changes in Russia
6-Dec-2010Daylight Saving Bill Gets Initial Vote in UK
2-Nov-2010Time Zone Change is Possible in Acre, Brazil
26-Oct-2010Fiji Begins Daylight Saving Time Period
20-Oct-2010Russia Proposes International System of Time Zones
5-Oct-2010USA and Canada End DST on November 7, 2010
5-Oct-2010Mexico Ends DST on Sunday, October 31, 2010
5-Oct-2010Daylight Saving Ends in Europe on October 31, 2010
23-Sep-2010
17-Jun-2010
UK Parliament Revisits Single Double Summer Time
21-Sep-2010Australia Starts Daylight Saving on October 3, 2010
16-Sep-2010Brazil Starts Daylight Saving on October 17, 2010
6-Sep-2010
3-Sep-2010
Petition Pushes to Extend DST in Israel
1-Sep-2010Indiana Hopes to Move to Central Time Zone
11-Aug-2010West Bank and Gaza End DST as Ramadan Begins
30-Jul-2010
21-Jul-2010
Egyptians To Change Clocks Four Times This Year
30-Jul-2010Morocco’s DST Schedule Ends Before Ramadan
1-Jul-2010
25-Aug-2009
Residents Reject Time Zone Change in North Dakota
9-Jun-2010
7-Jun-2010
Government Says No Daylight Saving in Queensland
4-Jun-2010
21-May-2010
Queenslanders Speak Out on Daylight Saving Time
4-May-2010
23-Mar-2010
Russia Reduces Number of Time Zones
22-Apr-2010
23-Jan-2009
Alaska Bill To End Daylight Saving Time Defeated
22-Apr-2010New Time Zone for Mexico’s Bahía de Banderas
21-Apr-2010Daylight Saving Time Returns to Egypt in 2010
14-Apr-2010All-Year Daylight Saving Proposed for Louisiana
13-Apr-2010Morocco Starts Daylight Saving Time May 2, 2010
9-Apr-2010San Luis Province Keeps Daylight Saving
26-Mar-2010
26-Mar-2010
No Daylight Saving in Pakistan in 2010
25-Mar-2010
24-Mar-2010
Gaza and West Bank Start DST on Different Dates
25-Mar-2010
24-Mar-2010
No Daylight Saving Time in Bangladesh in 2010
24-Mar-2010
19-Feb-2010
Europe Starts Daylight Saving Time March 28, 2010
10-Mar-2010
5-Mar-2010
Chile Extends Daylight Saving Due to Earthquake
10-Mar-2010
2-Mar-2010
Australia and NZ End Daylight Saving April 4, 2010
10-Mar-2010Time Zone Changes in Antarctica in 2010
9-Mar-2010
11-Dec-2009
Northern Mexican Border's New Daylight Saving Plan
9-Mar-2010
2-Mar-2010
Mexico One Hour Ahead on Easter, April 4, 2010
5-Mar-2010
15-Feb-2010
Most of North America Springs Forward March 14, 2010
3-Mar-2010Fiji’s Daylight Saving Ends Early in 2010
18-Feb-2010Paraguay’s Daylight Saving Moves to April 11, 2010
10-Feb-2010
4-Feb-2010
Russia May Quit Daylight Saving Time
5-Feb-2010
4-Feb-2010
Paraguay May Extend Daylight Saving Time

Updates in 2009

30-Dec-2009Time Zone Change is Possible in Venezuela
28-Dec-2009
25-Sep-2009
Bangladesh's Daylight Saving Time Ends December 31
16-Dec-2009No Daylight Saving for South Korea in 2010
14-Dec-2009
13-Nov-2009
Plan Announced to Reduce Russia’s Time Zones
24-Nov-2009Guatemala Considers Daylight Saving Revival
10-Nov-2009Fiji Reignites Daylight Saving Time on November 29
3-Nov-2009Time Zone Changes in Antarctica
28-Oct-2009
19-Oct-2009
Clocks Fall Back in USA and Canada on November 1
23-Oct-2009Ireland Considers Central European Time
22-Oct-2009New Daylight Saving Proposals for Germany and UK
19-Oct-2009
15-Oct-2009
Mexico's Clocks Turn Back on October 25, 2009
17-Oct-2009
7-Oct-2009
Argentina Says No To Daylight Saving Time
16-Oct-2009
10-Aug-2009
Samoa's Daylight Saving Starts in September 2010
16-Oct-2009Talks of Time Change in Nepal
15-Oct-2009
14-Oct-2009
Europe’s Daylight Saving Ends on October 25, 2009
14-Oct-2009New Time Zone for Kemerovo in Russia
8-Oct-2009Japan May Follow South Korea’s DST Plans
29-Sep-2009
17-Sep-2009
Pakistan ends DST on November 1, 2009
29-Sep-2009Australia’s Daylight Saving Starts on October 4, 2009
22-Sep-2009New Zealand’s Daylight Saving Starts September 27, 2009
2-Sep-2009
31-Aug-2009
2009 DST End Date for West Bank and Gaza Strip
13-Aug-2009Morocco to End DST Before Ramadan
11-Aug-2009Egypt’s 2009 DST Schedule Ends Before Ramadan
29-Jul-2009South Korea Moves Ahead with Daylight Saving Plan
21-Jul-2009
19-Jun-2009
Brazil Considers Having Only One Time Zone
16-Jul-2009
26-Mar-2009
Pakistan starts Daylight Saving Time April 15, 2009
18-Jun-2009Bolivia Plans to Move Time Zone One Hour Back
16-Jun-2009
7-Apr-2009
Bangladesh Starts Daylight Saving Time on June 19, 2009
5-Jun-2009Mauritius Will Not Repeat Daylight Saving Time
17-May-2009
16-May-2009
Western Australia says No to DST
28-Apr-2009South Australia Extends Daylight Saving Time
23-Apr-2009Egypt Starts DST at Midnight Between April 23–24, 2009
14-Apr-2009
22-Jan-2009
Montana Will Not Scrap Daylight Saving Time
7-Apr-2009Mixed Reactions on Daylight Saving Time in Mexico
26-Mar-2009
5-Mar-2009
Europe Starts Daylight Saving Time on March 29, 2009
19-Mar-2009Syria’s Daylight Saving Starts on March 27, 2009
17-Mar-2009Morocco’s Daylight Saving Time Starts June 1, 2009
16-Mar-2009Tunisia Abandons Daylight Saving Time in 2009
13-Mar-2009Argentina’s San Luis Province Has New Time Zone
10-Mar-2009Australia Ends Daylight Saving Time in March/April 2009
10-Mar-2009New Zealand Ends Daylight Saving Time on April 5, 2009
5-Mar-2009
18-Feb-2009
Mexico Starts Daylight Saving Time on April 5, 2009
5-Mar-2009Cuba Starts Daylight Saving Between March 7–8, 2009
18-Feb-2009USA/Canada Start Daylight Saving Time on March 8, 2009
17-Feb-2009
6-Feb-2009
South Korea Considers Daylight Saving Time Again
6-Feb-2009
8-Sep-2008
Argentina Confirms Latest Daylight Saving Schedule
28-Jan-2009
24-Sep-2008
Western Australians To Vote On Daylight Saving

Updates in 2008

15-Dec-2008Australia’s Newest Daylight Saving Party Emerges
28-Nov-2008Samoa Starts Daylight Saving Time in 2009
14-Nov-2008Argentina's San Luis Province Plans Different Time Zone
10-Nov-2008
29-Feb-2008
US Gets Ready for Daylight Saving Switch on March 9
10-Nov-2008
10-Nov-2008
Report Reveals Daylight Saving “Saves” Energy
21-Oct-2008USA and Canada End 2008 Daylight Saving Time
21-Oct-2008Mexico Ends Daylight Saving Earlier Than USA
15-Oct-2008Europe’s 2008 Daylight Saving Schedule Ends
15-Oct-2008Jersey Rejects Central European Time
7-Oct-2008
26-Mar-2008
Syria Observes Daylight Saving Time 2008
7-Oct-2008Syria’s Daylight Saving End Date Confirmed
2-Oct-2008
2-Sep-2008
South Australia Extends Daylight Saving in 2008–2009
1-Oct-2008
29-Aug-2008
Middle East’s Mixed Daylight Saving Times in 2008
26-Sep-2008Daylight Saving Time Extended for New Zealanders
24-Sep-2008
29-Aug-2008
Brazil Confirms Daylight Saving From 2008 Onwards
24-Sep-2008Time Zone Issues May Affect Indiana Election
3-Sep-2008Thousands in Japan Adopt “Daylight Saving” Plan
29-Aug-2008Pakistan Extends Daylight Saving Hours in 2008
27-Aug-2008
15-May-2008
Pakistan turns to daylight saving to address power crisis
27-Aug-2008
22-May-2008
Morocco revives daylight saving schedule in 2008
27-Aug-2008Morocco’s Daylight Saving Ends Earlier than Expected
18-Aug-2008Russia One Step Closer to Ending Daylight Saving
14-Aug-2008
26-Mar-2008
Turkey Considers Daylight Saving All Year Round
14-Aug-2008Egypt Ends Daylight Saving Before Ramadan
10-Jul-2008
25-Jun-2008
Mauritius turns the clock forward in October 2008
24-Jun-2008Brazil Abolishes Its Fourth Time Zone in 2008
30-May-2008South Africa Discards Daylight Saving Idea
29-Mar-2008
27-Mar-2008
Europe Embarks on Daylight Saving Schedule 2008
28-Mar-2008Confusion over Daylight Saving Time in Australia and New Zealand
27-Mar-2008France and Spain kicks into “Double Summer Time”
27-Mar-2008UK Debates to Extend Daylight Saving for Entire Year
13-Mar-2008
12-Mar-2008
Cuba starts Daylight Saving Time on March 16, 2008
12-Mar-2008
4-Mar-2008
Guatemala Cancels Daylight Saving for Safety Fear
11-Mar-2008South Africa Talks of Time Zone Split
10-Mar-2008Iraq Dumps Daylight Saving Time in 2008
10-Mar-2008Easter Island Extends Daylight Saving Time
5-Mar-2008Canada Follows US Daylight Saving Time
4-Mar-2008Mexico Sticks With Same Daylight Saving Schedule
3-Mar-2008Indiana Unites for Daylight Saving Time
29-Feb-2008Argentina: San Luis move out of Daylight Saving Time
12-Feb-2008Chile: Energy Crisis and Drought Extends Daylight Saving Time
27-Dec-2007
21-Dec-2007
Argentina: Daylight Saving Time start on December 30, 2007
29-Nov-2007
20-Sep-2007
Venezuela: Clocks to be set back 30 minutes on December 9, 2007
20-Sep-2007Brazil: Daylight Saving Time dates for 2007–2008 announced
1-Mar-2007United States and Canada: Daylight Saving Time Extended Starting 2007
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