Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time, also known as Daylight Savings Time, Summer Time, or DST, is the practice of setting the clock forward one hour in the beginning of spring and setting it backward in the autumn. The purpose of Daylight Saving Time is to make evenings have longer daylight in the summer while mornings have less. Daylight Saving Time is applied in most areas of North America and Europe while most Asian and African countries do not observe such practice.

The Origin of Daylight Saving Time

The practice of having longer evenings in the summer was first mentioned by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. However, Daylight Savings Time was only proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson who introduced a proposal of having two-hour daylight saving shift.

In 1905, William Willet created a concept of Daylight Saving Time practice i.e. advancing the clock forward in the summer. Three years later, the proposal of DST by William Willet was introduced to the House of Commons, but it was initially rejected by most countries in Europe. Day Light Savings Time was not implemented until World War I in 1916.

2013 Daylight Saving Time Around the World

Currently, most countries in America and Europe observe Daylight Saving Time. Yet, the dates of adjusting the clock forward and backward are usually different between the Northern hemisphere and the Southern hemisphere countries. Here is the list of Daylight Saving Time dates in many countries around the world.

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Albania
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Andorra
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Antarctica (some locations)
Start: Sunday, 29 September 2013
End: Sunday, 7 April 2014

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Australia
Melbourne
Start: Sunday, 6 October 2013
End: Sunday, 7 April 2014
Lord Howe Island
Start: Sunday, 6 October 2013
End: Sunday, 7 April 2014
Macquarie Island
All year in 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Austria
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Azerbaijan
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Belgium
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Bermuda
Start: Sunday, 10 March 2013
End: Sunday, 3 November 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Brazil
Start: Sunday, 20 October 2013
End: Sunday, 17 February 2014

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Bulgaria
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Canada
Start: Sunday, 10 March 2013
End: Sunday, 3 November 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Chile
Most Locations
Start: Sunday, 13 October 2013
End: Sunday, 10 March 2014
Easter Island
Start: Saturday, 12 October 2013
End: Saturday, 9 March 2014

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Croatia
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Cuba
Start: Sunday, 7 April 2013
End: Sunday, 10 November 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Cyprus
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in czech Republic
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Denmark
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Estonia
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Faroe Island
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Fiji
Start: Sunday, 27 October 2013
End: Sunday, 20 January 2014

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Finland
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in France
Most locations except Tahiti, New Caledonia, and Marquesas Islands
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Gaza Strip
Start: Friday, 29 March 2013
End: Friday, 27 September 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Germany
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Gibraltar
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Greece
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Greenland
Some locations
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Holy See (Vatican City)
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Hungary
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Iran
Start: Friday, 22 March 2013
End: Sunday, 22 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Ireland
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Isle of Man
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Israel
Start: Friday, 29 March 2013
End: Sunday, 8 September 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Italy
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Jordan
Start: Friday, 29 March 2013
End: Friday, 25 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Kosovo
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Latvia
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Lebanon
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Liechtenstein
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Lithuania
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Luxembourg
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Macedonia, Republic
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Malta
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Mexico
Most locations of Mexico
Start: Sunday, 7 April 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013
Baja, California, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas
Start: Sunday, 10 March 2013
End: Sunday, 3 November 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Moldova
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Monaco
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Montenegro
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Morocco
Start: Sunday, 28 April 2013
End: Sunday, 29 September 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Namibia
Start: Sunday, 1 September 2013
End: Sunday, 7 April 2014

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Netherlands
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in New Zealand
Start: Sunday, 29 September 2013
End: Sunday, 7 April 2014

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Norway
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Paraguay
Start: Sunday, 6 October 2013
End: Sunday, 14 April 2014

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Poland
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Portugal
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Romania
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Start: Sunday, 10 March 2013
End: Sunday, 3 November 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Samoa
Start: Sunday, 29 September 2013
End: Sunday, 7 April 2014

2013 Daylight Saving Time in San Marino
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Serbia
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Slovakia
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Slovenia
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Spain
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Sweden
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Switzerland
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Syria
Start: Friday, 29 March 2013
End: Friday, 1 November 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in The Bahamas
Start: Sunday, 10 March 2013
End: Sunday, 3 November 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Turkey
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Ukraine
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in United Kingdom
Start: Sunday, 31 March 2013
End: Sunday, 27 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in United States
Most locations except Hawaii, Arizona, Midway Island, Wake Island
Start: Sunday, 10 March 2013
End: Sunday, 3 October 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Uruguay
Start: Sunday, 6 October 2013
End: Sunday, 10 March 2014

2013 Daylight Saving Time in West Bank
Start: Friday, 29 March 2013
End: Friday, 27 September 2013

2013 Daylight Saving Time in Western Sahara
Start: Sunday, 28 April 2013
End: Sunday, 29 September 2013

Happy Daylight Savings Time 2013 !
Enjoy longer daylight in the evening !