South America Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time in South America is used by several countries, including Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. In addition, Easter Island and the Falkland Islands, use daylight saving time. The beginning and ending times vary for each country. Due to their global position south of the equator, countries in South America usually start daylight saving time in October or November and end the usage in January through April.

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

Daylight Saving Time Usage in South America

COUNTRY DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME USAGE
Argentina Does not utilize daylight saving time
Bolivia Does not utilize daylight saving time
Brazil

Most but not all of Brazil observes Daylight Saving Time

Brazil started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday October 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM local standard time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Brazil ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday February 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM local daylight (summer) time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Chile

Chile does utilize daylight saving time.

In March 2016 authorities in Chile announced the country will end the use of observing UTC/GMT -3 year round and turn clocks back one hour as of May 15, 2016 (Midnight between Saturday and Sunday). The country will then remain on its previous standard time UTC/GMT -4 from May 15, 2016 through August 13, 2016. Then for the following nine months the country will utilize daylight saving time.

Previously in January 2015 authorities in Chile announced the country would not turn clocks back one hour when daylight saving time was scheduled to end on Sunday April 26, 2015. Chile instead elected to observe UTC/GMT -3 or the equivalent of daylight saving time year round.

Chile started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday August 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM local standard time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday).

Chile ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday May 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM local daylight (summer) time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday).
Note: This date is subject to change.

Colombia Does not utilize daylight saving time
French Guiana Does not utilize daylight saving time
Easter Island

Easter Island does utilize daylight saving time.

In March 2016 authorities in Chile announced that Easter Island will end the use of observing UTC/GMT -5 year round and turn clocks back one hour as of May 14, 2016 at 10:00 PM local time. The country will remain on its previous standard time UTC/GMT -6 from May 14, 2016 through August 13, 2016. Then for the following nine months Easter Island will utilize daylight saving time.

Previously in January 2015 authorities in Chile announced that Easter Island would not turn clocks back one hour when daylight saving time was scheduled to end on Sunday April 25, 2015. Easter Island instead would observe UTC/GMT -5 or the equivalent of daylight saving time year round.

Easter Island started Daylight Saving Time on
Saturday August 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM local standard time.

Easter Island ends Daylight Saving Time on
Saturday May 13, 2017 at 10:00 PM local daylight (summer) time.
Note: This date is subject to change.

Ecuador Does not utilize daylight saving time
Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands do utilize daylight saving time.

Falkland Islands last started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday September 5, 2010 at 2:00 AM local standard time.

The Falkland Islands Executive Council decided in April 2011 to remain on "summer time" and not end the usage of daylight saving time.

Galapagos Islands Does not utilize daylight saving time
Guyana Does not utilize daylight saving time
Paraguay

Paraguay does utilize daylight saving time.

Paraguay started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday October 2, 2016 at 12:00 AM local standard time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Paraguay ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM local daylight (summer) time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Peru Does not utilize daylight saving time
Suriname Does not utilize daylight saving time
Uruguay

Uruguay does not utilize daylight saving time.

In June 2015 the government of Uruguay decided not to start daylight saving time in October of 2015 as in prior years.

Uruguay will not observe daylight saving time in 2016. A final decision on future daylight saving time usage has not been determined.

Venezuela Does not utilize daylight saving time



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