For many folks today, it feels as if daylight saving time for fall of 2017 is overdue with the dark mornings making it even harder to roll out of bed. Many people have taken to Google to ask if the clocks change in October or November for daylight saving time. The answer to that question is both months, but that depends on where you live.
The clocks change in both October and November for daylight saving time, it just depends on where you live if you set your clock back for that one hour on Sunday, October 29, 2017, or a week later on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
If you live in some of the places on the globe where they don’t recognize daylight saving time, then you don’t need to change the clock at any time during the year. There are several popular places for travel where they do not observe daylight saving time, according to Smarter Travel. While there are countries that don’t recognize daylight saving time, there are actually some parts of the U.S. that also don’t change their clocks twice a year as dictated by this “energy saving program.”
There are two states in the U.S. where they don’t bother changing their clocks twice a year. Hawaii is one of those states and the majority of Arizona is the other, with the exception of the Navajo Nation, according to Smarter Travel.
According to Mass Live, Canada and the U.S. have the same calendar when it comes to changing the clocks for daylight saving time. Although, there are some places in Canada, like in the U.S., that don’t observe the time change. That would be Saskatchewan and some parts of Quebec and British Columbia.
Daylight Saving Time clock change for U.S. and Canada for 2017
For U.S. and Canada, daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. For 2017 that is November 5. Daylight saving time will kick back into action again on March 11, 2018.
Daylight Saving Time or “Summer Time” clock change in Europe for 2017
Most of Europe observes British Summer Time, which is the name of their daylight saving time. They change their clocks a week before the folks in the U.S. do. Daylight saving time starts on the last Sunday in March and it ends on the last Sunday in October. So Sunday, October 29, 2017, is the day you change the clocks in the U.K. and on Sunday, March 26, 2018, for the start of British summer time again in the spring.
Mexico Daylight Saving Time dates for 2017
The majority of Mexico changes their clocks on the first Sunday of April for the beginning of DST. Their DST ends on the last Sunday of October, which is October 29, 2017. Mexico has many exceptions for their saving time, as there are parts of Mexico that don’t observe the clock change. For more information on this, you can check out Time And Date for Mexico.
Russia’s Time Table
Vladimir Putin put a stop to the year-round “Summer Time” that the nation once followed. He changed it to year-round “Winter Time” back in 2014. So the Russians don’t have to put up with the problems of the clock changing, but they also don’t have the opportunity once a year to get that extra hour of sleep, which is one of the few benefits the clock change for daylight saving time in the fall provides.
South Korea, India, and Peru Clocks
Since the 1980s, South Korea hasn’t observed the daylight saving time change, and while most of the major industrialized nations observe daylight saving time, India is one of the exceptions. You won’t find people in Peru moving their clocks ahead or behind, as they haven’t observed daylight saving time since the 1990s.
In 1980, Barbados joined the other Caribbean Islands in leaving their clocks at the same time all year. Most folks won’t need to know the names of the different countries that don’t observe daylight saving time unless you are going on a game show that specializes in trivia. But if you happen to travel to one of these countries one day, you might find it helpful. According to Mass Live, most of the world doesn’t practice DST. It is mostly the industrialized countries that have utilized this concept, according to Smarter Travel.
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