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Haiti Returns to Daylight Saving Time

As of Sunday, March 12, 2017, Haiti will reinstate Daylight Saving Time, by moving their clocks forward 1 hour. This was done at 02:00 or 2 AM, and the clocks were pushed forward to 03:00 or 3 AM.   Why Was DST Reintroduced in Haiti?   Yves Germain Joseph, the Secretary General of the Presidency... read more

Mongolia Gets Rid of Daylight Saving Time

Mongolia is set to do away with Daylight Saving completely, after a decision made by the Mongolian cabinet on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.   To clarify, the local government made the decision to stick with standard time as a permanent change, meaning they will no longer observe Daylight Saving or ... read more

Chile's Magallanes Region to Remain on Daylight Saving Time

The Magallanes Region in Chile will be staying on Daylight Saving on May 14, 2017, instead of moving their clocks back one hour like the rest of Chile. The capital of this region – Punta Arenas – will also remain on DST.   Why Stay on Daylight Saving?   For some time, residents and politicians h... read more

General Strikes in Northern Cypress Cause Unrest, May Return to Standard Time

On Monday, December 5, 2016, a half-day strike kicked off in Northern Cyprus. Citizens have accused the Prime Minister - Hüseyin Özgürgün – of severe mismanagement and incompetence. The people feel he is completely out of touch with the general public.   The strike was a follow-up to several days ... read more

Saratov Oblast to Move Clocks Forward 1 Hour at 2 AM on Dec 4, 2016

A Russian time change has been proposed for Saratov Oblast, which would see clocks moved forward 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 03:00 (3 am) local time on December 4, 2016. Although the time change is not official at this point, it will likely be signed by President Putin shortly.   Russian Time Zone... read more

Tonga to Reinstate Daylight Saving on Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Polynesian island of Tonga has decided to reinstate Daylight Saving Time, which will go into effect on Sunday, November 6, 2016. On that day, clocks in the country will be moved forward 1 hour, from 02:00 AM to 03:00 AM local time.   Tonga’s DST period is remarkably short, at two months long. ... read more

Turkey Will Remain on Daylight Saving Time (DST) for Good

Despite Daylight Saving Time (DST) coming to an end in Turkey, residents will not be turning back clocks. As is tradition, when Daylight Saving comes to an end we turn our clocks back 1 hour. But, they will not be doing that in Turkey. Instead, the entire country will remain on UTC+3 time indefinit... read more

Egypt Cancels DST for 2016

The Egpytian government announced on July 4, 2016 they will NOT introduce Daylight Saving Time (DST). Egyptian DST was set to go in motion on July 7th, however, that is no longer happening.   Earlier this year, the government announced DST would return. Yet, the Egyptian parliament’s protest vote ... read more

Novosibirsk to Make Time Zone Change on July 24, 2016

Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, signed a time zone change into law for Novosibirsk on July 5, 2016. The change is set to take effect on July 24th, 2016 at 2:00 am local time.   The change will move the offset from +0600 to +0700 for Novosibirsk but will not affect the Novosibirsk Time (NOVT... read more

Tomsk to Make Time Zone Change on May 29, 2016

On May 29th, 2016 at 2:00 AM local time, Tomsk Obslast will change their standard offset from +06 to +07. President Putin recently signed this time zone change into law which affects the Siberian region of Russia. The region will be moving their clocks forward one hour at 2:00 AM local time. Curre... read more

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