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Most countries observe Daylight Saving time because it has been determined more daylight hours save energy.  Because of different climates and different hemispheres, daylight savings time begins and ends at different times in different countries.

For instance, daylight saving time begins in the U.S. around the same time it ends in New Zealand.  This is because the seasons are the opposite below the equator of what they are above the equator.  Some countries have long daylight saving time periods, like the U.S. and others have short ones, like Jordan.  Interestingly, some countries don't wait until the weekend to turn their clocks ahead and back.  Such a country is Egypt.  In Egypt, DST starts on May 1st and ends on September 30th and that's it.  If it starts on a Monday, you go to work tired, that's all.

What time of day does DST begin and end? Lat's put it this way. The morning daylight saving time begins, there is no such time as 2:00 AM. The next minute that follows 1:59 is 3:00 AM. When daylight saving ends the minute that follows 1:59 AM is 1:00 AM.


Below is a chart showing all the different daylight savings time schedules around the globe.

Countries
DST
Begins
DST Ends
Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Jamaica, U.S.
2nd Sunday in
March
1st Sunday in
November
Channel Islands, England
Last Sunday in
March
3rd Sunday in October
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbjan, Azores, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Easter Island, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kurgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Yugoslavia Republic
Last Sunday in March
Last Sunday in
September
Iraq, Syria,
April 1st
Sep 30th
Israel
1st Friday
in April
1st Sunday in
September
Jordan
1st Friday
in April
3rd Friday
in
September
Cuba
1st Sunday in
April
1st Saturday in October
Greenland, Haiti
1st Sunday in
April
Last Sunday in October
Egypt
May 1st
September 30th
Falkland Islands
2nd Sunday in
Sep
3rd Sunday in
March
New Zealand
1st Sunday in
October
3rd Sunday in
March
Australia (Mainland)*
Last Sunday in October
Last Sunday in March
Tasmania
First Sunday in October
Last Sunday in March
Brazil
3rd Sunday in
October
2nd Sunday in
February
Chile
2nd Sunday in October
2nd Saturday in
February


* Some parts of Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory, do not observe daylight savings.

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