2019-2023 World Time Zones change and WTZ DST (Daylight Saving Time) News :
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- 26 March 2023, Lebanon-
"Two Different Time Zones: Lebanon's Daylight Savings Debacle"
Lebanon using two time zones amid Daylight Savings time confusion.
- 25 March 2023, Greenland-
"Greenland Historic switch to Summer time in 2023"
Thomas Munk Veirum, sermitsiaq.ag
Greenaland is switching to Summer time and and ending twice-yearly clock change.
- 24 March 2023, Greenland-
"Greenland Solves the Daylight Saving Time Debate"
By Lebawit Lily Girma, Bloomberg
Greenaland adopted Daylight Saving Time all year round and ended seasonal clock change.
- 23 March 2023, Lebanon-
"Lebanon Postpones Daylight Saving Time Adoption"
Lebanon Postpones Daylight Saving Time Adoption for the holy month of Ramadan.
- 14 March 2023, Morocco-
"Ramadan: Morocco To Switch Back to GMT on March 19, 2023"
Morocco suspends DST (Summer time) on March 19, 2023 ahead of Ramadan.
- 14 March 2023, Palestine-
"Extending the winter time in Palestine beyond the blessed month of Ramadan"
Palestine Postpones Daylight Saving Time Adoption for the holy month of Ramadan.
- 1 March 2023, Egypt -
"Egypt Brings Daylight Saving Time Back"
Egypt to return of Summer Time (daylight saving time) on April 28, 2023.
- 9 November 2022, Mexico -
"Daylight saving time causes confusion in some parts of Mexico and the U.S."
Mexico Daily Post
Most of Mexico no longer observe DST (Summer Time), except municipalities on the Mexico / USA border.
- 26 October 2022, Fiji, Suva -
"Daylight Saving suspended for 2022-2023 financial year"
Fijian Government, facebook (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fiji will not have Daylight Saving in 2022-2023, no clocks forward in November 13, 2022.
- 5 October 2022, Jordan -
"Daylight saving time will be throughout the year in Jordan: government"
Jordan Council of Ministers decided that Daylight Saving time (DST) will be throughout the year in Jordan from 2022.
- 4 October 2022, Syria, Damascus -
"The Council of Ministers adopts Daylight Saving time throughout the year (2022-2023)"
Syria is adopting year-round DST in 2022-2023.
- 22 August 2022, Perth, Australia -
"Great Debate To Introduce Daylight Savings In WA Re-emerges"
Perth news, hit.com.au
Daylight Saving Party MP Wilson Tucker has drafted a new bill to introduce 5th referendum for DST in Western Australia.
- 9 August 2022, Chile -
"Comunicado: El proximo sabado 10 de septiembre los relojes se deben adelantar una hora"
Ministerio del Interior y Seguridad Publica, Gobierno de Chile
Chile Summer Time (DST) start on midnight of September 11, 2022.
- 14 May 2022, Iran -
"Iran’s Constitutional Council okays bill to repeal DTS"
The Constitutional Council, shora-gc.ir
Iran plan to abolish Summer Time (DST) in 2023.
- March 15, 2022, USA -
"Sunshine Protection Act of 2021"
SENATE BILL NO. 623, 117th CONGRESS, 2d Session
The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed the Bill 623 that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent starting in 2023 (November 5, 2023).
- 10 October 2021, Fiji, Suva -
DST on hold for 2021/2022
The Fijian Government, fiji.gov.fj
Fiji puts DST on hold in 2021- 2022, no clocks forward in November 14, 2021.
- 15 September 2021, Samoa, Apia -
Public Notice Daylight Saving Time
Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Labour
Samoa cancels DST (Daylight Saving Time) for this year (2021-2022).
- April 01, 2021, WorldTimeZone -
History of the Standard Time Zone charts of the World from 1894 to 2021
History of the Standard Time Zone charts of the World from 1894 to 2021- maps presentation arranged by World Time Zone.
- April 01, 2021, WorldTimeZone -
History of the International Date Line from 1844 to 2021
History of the International Date Line from 1844 to 2021 - maps presentation arranged by World Time Zone.
- January 29, 2021, South Sudan -
South Sudan to switch new time zone in February
South Sudan to change its time zone from UTC+03 to UTC+02 on February 1, 2021.
- 27 December, 2020, Russia -
Federal Law N 1012130-7 "On amendments to article 5 of the Federal law" "On the calculation of time"
Volgograd oblast (Volgograd) changed its time zone back to Moscow time (from UTC+4 (MSK+1) to UTC+3 (MSK)) on December 27, 2020 at 2am.
- 14 April, 2020, Morocco -
"Morocco to Set Clocks Back One Hour on April 19, 2020", by Hamza Guessous, Morocco World News
- Morocco goes back to standard time during Ramadan 2020- from UTC+1 to UTC.
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- 04 March, 2020, Yukon, Canada -
"Yukon to end seasonal time change" Government of Yukon
Yukon (Canada) is ending seasonal time changes on March 8, 2020 and will be using Pacific Daylight Saving Time permanently aka Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7) year-round.
- 11 February, 2020, U.K. -
"Clock changes: is it time for change?"
House of Lords, European Union Committee, 5th Report of Session 2019-21 (publications.parliament.uk)
The Lords EU Committee report to assess the implications for the UK if the EU goes ahead with proposals to end of the biannual seasonal change of time (in 2021)
- 11 February, 2020, Ireland -
"Northern Ireland faces being in different time zone from either Ireland or the UK due to Brexit"
by Rachael O'Connor, Irish Post.
Ireland faces dealing with different time zones.
- 25 December, 2019, New Caledonia -
"Will New Caledonia change time zones?" outremers360
New Caledonia is considering to change its time zone from UTC+11 to UTC+12
- 28 August, 2019, Norfolk Island, Australia -
"Daylight saving on Norfolk Island"
Australian Government, The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Norfolk Island (Australia) reintroduces DST on October 6, 2019.
- 2 August, 2019, Fiji -
"DAYLIGHT SAVING ACT 1998 - Daylight Saving Order 2019"
Government Of Fiji Gazette Supplement, No. 27, Legal Notice No. 66
Fiji DST starts on November 10, 2019 and ends on January 12, 2020.
- 24 April, 2019, USA -
"Reference to the proposed Daylight Saving Time bills by state and "future" USA time zones map if all bills pass."
New England states (Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut) plus Florida, Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
hope to adopt DST permanently which would change them from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST).
Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Iowa want to
adopt DST permanently which would change them from Central Standard Time
(CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Pacific cost states (California, Washington, and Oregon) would
like to stay on DST year- round which would change them from Pacific
Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST).
- 16 April, 2019, Morocco -
"Morocco to Switch Clocks Back 1 Hour on May 5 2019 for Ramadan", by Safaa Kasraoui, Morocco World News
- Morocco goes back to standard time during Ramadan 2019- from UTC+1 to UTC.
- 8 April, 2019, Brazil -
"Governo anuncia suspensão do Horário de Verão"
Brazil Government announces suspension of Summer Time (DST) in 2019.
- 18 March 2019, West Bank -
"Daylight saving time in Palestine (West Bank / Gaza)",
DST in Gaza Strip and the West Bank will start at midnight 29-30 March 2019
- 7 March 2019, European Parliament -
"Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading"
European Parliament - Legislative Observatory
European Parliament voted to end DST (seasonal clock changes) in 2021.
- 5 December, 2018, Sao Tome and Principe -
"Sao Tome and Principe changes its time zone back to UTC from January 1, 2019."
Diario de Notícias
Sao Tome and Principe government restores country time zone (back to UTC) one year after change of former executive.
- 26 October, 2018, Morocco -
"No Time Change: Morocco to Stay on Daylight Saving Time Year-Round", Morocco World News
- Morocco suspends Daylight Saving Time and stays on GMT+1 / UTC+1 year-round.
- 15 October, 2018, Brazil -
"Planalto informa que não haverá adiamento e que horário de verão começará no próximo dia 4"
Globo, by Guilherme Mazui
Brazil Government decided to abandon the announced second DST change and will start DST on November 4, 2018.
- 05 October, 2018, Ireland -
"Finland THL declares support for winter time, says summer time offers no health benefits"
by Aleksi Teivainen, Helsinki Times
Finland wants to adopt winter time on a permanent basis.
- 03 October, 2018, Ireland -
"Government to ask Irish public about scrapping Daylight Savings Time"
by James Cox, Buzz.ie
The Government of Ireland wants to avoid scenario where there would be 2 time zones on the island of Ireland
- 03 October, 2018, Brazil -
"A pedido do MEC, governo adia horário de verão para 18 de novembro"
Editora Globo, by Geralda Doca
Brazil will keep Standard Time for extra 2 weeks until November 18, 2018.
- 03 October, 2018, Russia -
"Amendment to the Federal Law "On the calculation of time""
Volgograd oblast (Volgograd) is going to change its time zone from UTC+3 to UTC+4 (MSK to MSK+1) on 28 October, 2018 at 2am.
- 02 October, 2018, Japan -
"Tokyo 2020 daylight saving idea reportedly shelved", by Nancy Gillen, Inside the Games
Plans to introduce DST to protect athletes and spectators from the heat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have reportedly been scrapped.
- 28 September, Japan -
"‘Difficult’ daylight saving a no-go for 2020 Tokyo Games", by TAKAHIRO OKUBO, Asahi Shimbun
Japan to give up on DST (move clocks forward by 1-2 hours) for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.
- 12 September, 2018, European Commission -
"State of the Union 2018: Commission proposes to put an end to seasonal clock changes"
European Commission - Press release
EU seeks to scrap seasonal clock changes in 2019.
- June 28, 2018, California, USA -
"AB-807 Daylight saving time"
Assembly Bill No. 807, CHAPTER 60, legislature.ca.gov /
"California Proposition 7, Permanent Daylight Saving Time Measure"
California considers permanent daylight saving time to end of changing clocks - California Proposition 7 on November 6, 2018 state ballot.
- 29 April, 2018, North Korea -
"North Korea to 'unify' standard time with South Korea", by Jennie Oh, United Press International
- North Korea is going to change its time zone from UTC+8:30 back to UTC+9 (same as South Korea) on May 5, 2018.
North Korea (UTC+8:30) to discontinue its time zone which is 30 minutes behind Korean Standard Time (UTC+9)
- 2 January, 2018, Florida, USA -
"Bill Would Eliminate Daylight Saving Time In Florida"
by Daylina Miller, WGCU News
Florida files bill to get rid of Daylight Saving Time from January 1 2019.
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