March 9, 2007

31 Places in North and South America That Do Not Observe Daylight Saving Time

Starting this Sunday (March 11) at 2 A.M., most residents of the U.S. and Canada will set their clocks forward one hour in observance of the start of Daylight Saving Time. This is a change for 2007, since in previous years DST started the first Sunday in April. However, there are many regions in the U.S., Canada and the rest of the Americas that do not observe Daylight Saving Time for one reason or another.

Brazil (States):

  • Acre
  • Alagoas
  • Amapá
  • Amazonas
  • Bahia
  • Cearà
  • Maranhão
  • Pará
  • Paraí­ba
  • Pernambuco
  • Piauí­
  • Rio Grande do Norte
  • Rondônia
  • Roraima
  • Sergipe
  • Tocantins

Canada (Provinces and Territories):

  • Several regions of British Columbia
  • Nunavut (Southampton Island)
  • Saskatchewan

Mexico (States):

  • Sonora

USA (States and Territories):

  • American Samoa
  • Arizona
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

Other Countries:

  • Argentina
  • Columbia
  • Guyana
  • Perú
  • Venezuela

5 Responses to “31 Places in North and South America That Do Not Observe Daylight Saving Time”

  1. Alfred von Campe said:

    I’m pretty sure that Ecuador doesn’t implement daylight savings time either. Since it is on the equator, they get about 12 hours of daylight throughout the year. Actually, I wonder if any South American countries implement daylight savings time…

  2. Karen said:

    Not sure if it’s still true, but only parts of the State of Indiana implement DST. And, oddly enough, Alaska does implement it, which compels one to ask, “Why, in a location with nearly 24 hours of daylight during the summer?”

  3. Cindy said:

    Karen, DST was eliminated in Indiana last year.

  4. Morgen Jahnke said:

    Alfred: You’re right, I missed Ecuador on the list. Thanks for pointing that out. I looked into it and there are a few South American countries that observe DST (although at the opposite time as North America): Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Brazil. These are countries far enough south that DST makes a difference.

    Cindy: Thanks for clarifying.