North America Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time is used in most of North America. Due to the continent's global position north of the equator, countries in North America usually start daylight saving time in March or April and end the usage in October through November. The countries of Canada, Mexico and the United States all utilize daylight saving time and each have some locations which both officially and unofficially do not observe daylight saving time.

Daylight Saving Time in the Caribbean is used by several countries, including the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The beginning and ending times vary for each nation.

For more information about North America daylight saving time usage, time zones and current times view the individual countries listed below.

Daylight Saving Time Usage in North America

COUNTRY DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME USAGE
Bahamas

The Bahamas do utilize daylight saving time.

Bahamas started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 12, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Bahamas ends Daylight Saving Time on Sunday November 5, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Bermuda

Bermuda does utilize daylight saving time.

Bermuda started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 12, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Bermuda ends Daylight Saving Time on Sunday November 5, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Canada

In most of Canada Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March. On the first Sunday in November areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. local time.

Read the full article including some of the exceptions on our Canada Daylight Saving Time page.

Most of Canada started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 12, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Most of Canada ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday November 5, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Cuba

Cuba does utilize daylight saving time.

Cuba started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM local standard time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Cuba ends Daylight Saving Time on Sunday November 5, 2017 at 1:00 AM local time.

Greenland

Daylight Saving Time or Summer Time is used in Greenland, except in Danmarkshavn and Pituffik. In places observing Daylight Saving Time it begins on the last Sunday in March at 1:00 am UTC and ends on the last Sunday in October at 1:00 am UTC. Greenland uses the same daylight saving time rules as the rest of Europe.

Read the full article including some of the exceptions on our Greenland Time Zone page.

Central Greenland including Nuuk starts Daylight Saving Time on
Saturday March 25, 2017 at 10:00 PM local time.

Eastern Greenland which includes Scoresbysund or Ittoqqortoormiit starts Daylight Saving Time on

Sunday March 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM local standard time. (Midnight between Saturday and Sunday).

Nuuk, Greenland ends Daylight Saving Time on
Saturday October 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM local time.

Eastern Greenland which includes Scoresbysund or Ittoqqortoormiit ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday October 29, 2017 at 1:00 AM local daylight time.

Haiti

Haiti does utilize daylight saving time.

Haiti started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 12, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Haiti ends Daylight Saving Time on Sunday November 5, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Mexico

In most of Mexico daylight saving time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on the first Sunday in April. On the last Sunday in October areas on daylight saving time fall back to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. local time. The state of Sonora does not observe daylight saving time.

Ten Mexico municipalities, which share a border with the United States, begin daylight saving time three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November which allows these ten border cities to observe a daylight saving time pattern consistent with the United States. Read the full article on our Mexico Daylight Saving Time page.

Most of Mexico starts Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday April 2, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Most of Mexico ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday October 29, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Ten Border Municipalities in Mexico started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 12, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Ten Border Municipalities in Mexico ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday November 5, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

United States

In most of the United States Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on the second Sunday in March. On the first Sunday in November areas on Daylight Saving Time return to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m.

Arizona, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not observe Daylight Saving Time. The Navajo Indian Nation in Arizona does utilize daylight saving time. Read the full article including some of the exceptions on our United States Daylight Saving Time page.

Most of the United States started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 12, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Most of the United States ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday November 5, 2017 at 2:00 AM local time.

Turks & Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands does not utilize Daylight Saving Time.

Turks and Caicos Islands, which had previously used daylight saving time, did not turn clocks back by one hour on Sunday November 1, 2015 as originally scheduled. Instead Turks and Caicos Islands will remain on UTC-4 year round and observe Atlantic Standard Time (AST).




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