Daylight Saving Time in Mexico

By Freda Rumford from the October 2011 Edition

In most of Mexico daylight saving time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on the first Sunday in April. On the last Sunday in October areas on daylight saving time fall back to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. local time. Central Standard Time (CST) becomes Central Daylight Time (CDT), and so forth. The state of Sonora does not observe daylight saving time. During daylight saving time turn your clocks ahead one hour. At the end of daylight saving time turn your clocks back one hour.

Mexico Daylight Saving Time Start and End Dates

Year DST Begins at 2    DST Ends at 2 a.m.
a.m.

2009         April 5          October 25
2010        April 4           October 31
2011        April 3           October 30
2012        April 1           October 28
2013        April 7           October 27
2014       April 6            October 26

Exceptions: State of Sonora and Ten Municipalities along the northern border

Ten northern border municipalities observing same DST schedule as the United States Acuna, Anahuac, Juarez, Matamoros, Mexicali, Nuevo Laredo, Ojinaga, Piedras Negras, Reynosa, and Tijuana

Year DST Begins at 2      DST Ends at 2 a.m.
a.m.

2009         March 08       November 1
2010         March 14       November 7
2011         March 13       November 6
2012        March 11        November 4
2013        March 10       November 3
2014        March 09       November 2
Exceptions: State of Sonora and Ten Municipalities along the northern border

The Consulate office hours are Monday through Friday from 08:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. (except for Mexican and U.S. holidays).

 

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