South America Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time in South America is used by several countries, including Brazil, Chile, Easter Island, and Paraguay. In addition, Falkland Islands is observing daylight saving time year round. 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 August through 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 starts Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday November 18, 2018 at 12:00 AM local standard time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Brazil ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday February 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM local daylight (summer) time.
(Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Chile

Chile does utilize daylight saving time.

Chile started Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday August 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM local standard time. (Midnight between Saturday and Sunday).

Chile ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday April 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM local daylight (summer) time. (Midnight between Saturday and Sunday).

Note: When daylight saving time ended on May 14, 2017 in Chile, the Magallanes Region remained on daylight saving time year round. This resulted in the Magallanes Region, including the capital city Punta Arenas and all provinces in the region, observing UTC/GMT -3.

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

Easter Island does utilize daylight saving time.

Easter Island started Daylight Saving Time on
Saturday August 11, 2018 at 10:00 PM local standard time.

Easter Island ends Daylight Saving Time on
Saturday April 6, 2019 at 10:00 PM local daylight (summer) time.

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 7, 2018 at 12:00 AM local standard time. (Midnight between Saturday and Sunday)

Paraguay ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 24, 2019 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 Does not utilize daylight saving time
Venezuela Does not utilize daylight saving time



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