Daylight savings

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BREAK FAST TIMES:
The new files online and email reminders use the Gcal 6 calendar official GBC software which automatically indicates daylight savings
On the calendar reminders and files you will find reference to (LT) or (DST).
In short – you will NOT need to make adjustment of the times show.
FYI:

DST – Time is in ‘Daylight Saving Time’
LT – Time is in ‘Local Time’

UPDATE ! Click to view full worldwide daylights savings lists

Daylight Savings

“Break fast 06:18 – 10:03  (Daylight-savings not considered)”

Many people write me asking about Daylight Savings below is some information that will help you determine what times to break fast after observing ekadasi.

Info below
Info from the official GBC Calendar website
Info from Jaya Tirtha Caran prabhu’s website
Map of daylight savings zones around the world
Summary
Further info

 

GBC Calendar website

The following text is from the official GBC calendar website at http://www.vcal.iskcongbc.org and was originally distributed along with the old dos vcal program.

http://vcal.iskcongbc.org/VcalExplanation.txt

“Break fast 05:18 – 09:34” and “Daylight-savings not considered”
To complete the proper observance of Ekadasi, the next morning
one should end the fast after the first time given in the
calendar and before the second time. The calendar gives these
times according to the standard time of the place for which the
calendar is made.

During the summer, many locations do not follow standard time,
but instead move their clocks an hour ahead (or sometimes more)
to make more use of the hours of daylight. So, for example, 5
o’clock in the morning becomes 6 o’clock instead. The Vedic
Calendar program does not take such daylight-saving time into
account. So for days when your location uses daylight-saving
time, you must adjust the times given by the calendar.
Generally, this means that when daylight-saving time is in
effect you should add an hour to the times given.
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Countries Observing DST Clock Change Events 2020

Country

Regions/States DST Start Date DST End Date

Afghanistan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Åland Islands

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Albania

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Algeria

All locations

No DST in 2020

American
Samoa

All locations

No DST in 2020

Andorra

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Angola

All locations

No DST in 2020

Anguilla

All locations

No DST in 2020

Antarctica

Most locations

No DST in 2020

Some locations

Sunday, 27 September

Sunday, 5 April

Palmer Station

DST all year in 2020

Troll Station

Sunday, 15 March

Sunday, 25 October

Antigua
and Barbuda

All locations

No DST in 2020

Argentina

All locations

No DST in 2020

Armenia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Aruba

All locations

No DST in 2020

Australia

Most locations

Sunday, 4 October

Sunday, 5 April

Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia

No DST in 2020

Lord Howe Island

Sunday, 4 October

Sunday, 5 April

Austria

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Azerbaijan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Bahrain

All locations

No DST in 2020

Bangladesh

All locations

No DST in 2020

Barbados

All locations

No DST in 2020

Belarus

All locations

No DST in 2020

Belgium

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Belize

All locations

No DST in 2020

Benin

All locations

No DST in 2020

Bermuda

All locations

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

Bhutan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Bolivia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Bosnia
and Herzegovina

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Botswana

All locations

No DST in 2020

Brazil

All locations

No DST in 2020

British Indian Ocean
Territory

All locations

No DST in 2020

British Virgin Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Brunei

All locations

No DST in 2020

Bulgaria

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Burkina Faso

All locations

No DST in 2020

Burundi

All locations

No DST in 2020

Cabo Verde

All locations

No DST in 2020

Cambodia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Cameroon

All locations

No DST in 2020

Canada

Most locations

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

most of Saskatchewan, some regions of British Columbia, small region of Nunavut, small region of Quebec, small region of Ontario

No DST in 2020

Caribbean Netherlands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Cayman
Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Central African Republic

All locations

No DST in 2020

Chad

All locations

No DST in 2020

Chile

Most locations

Sunday, 6 September

Sunday, 5 April

Some locations

DST all year in 2020

Easter Island

Saturday, 5 September

Saturday, 4 April

China

All locations

No DST in 2020

Christmas Island

All locations

No DST in 2020

Clipperton Island

All locations

No DST in 2020

Cocos (Keeling)
Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Colombia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Comoros

All locations

No DST in 2020

Congo

All locations

No DST in 2020

Congo
Democratic Republic

All locations

No DST in 2020

Cook Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Costa Rica

All locations

No DST in 2020

Cote d’Ivoire

All locations

No DST in 2020

Croatia

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Cuba

All locations

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

Curaçao

All locations

No DST in 2020

Cyprus

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Czechia

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Denmark

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Djibouti

All locations

No DST in 2020

Dominica

All locations

No DST in 2020

Dominican Republic

All locations

No DST in 2020

East Timor

All locations

No DST in 2020

Ecuador

All locations

No DST in 2020

Egypt

All locations

No DST in 2020

El Salvador

All locations

No DST in 2020

Equatorial Guinea

All locations

No DST in 2020

Eritrea

All locations

No DST in 2020

Estonia

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

eSwatini

All locations

No DST in 2020

Ethiopia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Falkland Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Faroe Islands

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Fiji

All locations

Sunday, 20 December

Sunday, 12 January

Finland

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

France

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

French Guiana

All locations

No DST in 2020

French
Polynesia

All locations

No DST in 2020

French Southern
Territories

All locations

No DST in 2020

Gabon

All locations

No DST in 2020

Gambia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Georgia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Germany

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Ghana

All locations

No DST in 2020

Gibraltar

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Greece

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Greenland

Most locations

Saturday, 28 March

Saturday, 24 October

Some locations

No DST in 2020

Ittoqqortoormiit

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Thule Air Base

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

Grenada

All locations

No DST in 2020

Guadeloupe

All locations

No DST in 2020

Guam

All locations

No DST in 2020

Guatemala

All locations

No DST in 2020

Guernsey

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Guinea

All locations

No DST in 2020

Guinea-Bissau

All locations

No DST in 2020

Guyana

All locations

No DST in 2020

Haiti

All locations

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

Honduras

All locations

No DST in 2020

Hong Kong

All locations

No DST in 2020

Hungary

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Iceland

All locations

No DST in 2020

India

All locations

No DST in 2020

Indonesia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Iran

All locations

Saturday, 21 March

Monday, 21 September

Iraq

All locations

No DST in 2020

Ireland

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Isle of Man

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Israel

All locations

Friday, 27 March

Sunday, 25 October

Italy

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Jamaica

All locations

No DST in 2020

Japan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Jersey

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Jordan

All locations

Friday, 27 March

Friday, 30 October

Kazakhstan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Kenya

All locations

No DST in 2020

Kiribati

All locations

No DST in 2020

Kosovo

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Kuwait

All locations

No DST in 2020

Kyrgyzstan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Laos

All locations

No DST in 2020

Latvia

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Lebanon

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Lesotho

All locations

No DST in 2020

Liberia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Libya

All locations

No DST in 2020

Liechtenstein

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Lithuania

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Luxembourg

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Macau

All locations

No DST in 2020

Madagascar

All locations

No DST in 2020

Malawi

All locations

No DST in 2020

Malaysia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Maldives

All locations

No DST in 2020

Mali

All locations

No DST in 2020

Malta

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Marshall
Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Martinique

All locations

No DST in 2020

Mauritania

All locations

No DST in 2020

Mauritius

All locations

No DST in 2020

Mayotte

All locations

No DST in 2020

Mexico

Most locations

Sunday, 5 April

Sunday, 25 October

Baja California, much of Chihuahua, much of Tamaulipas, much of Nuevo León

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

Sonora, Quintana Roo

No DST in 2020

Micronesia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Moldova

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Monaco

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Mongolia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Montenegro

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Montserrat

All locations

No DST in 2020

Morocco

All locations

Sunday, 31 May

Sunday, 19 April

Mozambique

All locations

No DST in 2020

Myanmar

All locations

No DST in 2020

Namibia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Nauru

All locations

No DST in 2020

Nepal

All locations

No DST in 2020

Netherlands

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

New Caledonia

All locations

No DST in 2020

New Zealand

All locations

Sunday, 27 September

Sunday, 5 April

Nicaragua

All locations

No DST in 2020

Niger

All locations

No DST in 2020

Nigeria

All locations

No DST in 2020

Niue

All locations

No DST in 2020

Norfolk Island

All locations

Sunday, 4 October

Sunday, 5 April

North Korea

All locations

No DST in 2020

North Macedonia

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Northern Mariana Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Norway

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Oman

All locations

No DST in 2020

Pakistan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Palau

All locations

No DST in 2020

Palestinian Territories

All locations

Friday, 27 March

Saturday, 31 October

Panama

All locations

No DST in 2020

Papua New Guinea

All locations

No DST in 2020

Paraguay

All locations

Sunday, 4 October

Sunday, 22 March

Peru

All locations

No DST in 2020

Philippines

All locations

No DST in 2020

Pitcairn Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Poland

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Portugal

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Puerto Rico

All locations

No DST in 2020

Qatar

All locations

No DST in 2020

Reunion

All locations

No DST in 2020

Romania

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Russia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Rwanda

All locations

No DST in 2020

Saint Helena

All locations

No DST in 2020

Saint Kitts and Nevis

All locations

No DST in 2020

Saint Lucia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Saint Martin

All locations

No DST in 2020

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

All locations

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

All locations

No DST in 2020

Samoa

All locations

Sunday, 27 September

Sunday, 5 April

San Marino

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Sao Tome and Principe

All locations

No DST in 2020

Saudi Arabia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Senegal

All locations

No DST in 2020

Serbia

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Seychelles

All locations

No DST in 2020

Sierra Leone

All locations

No DST in 2020

Singapore

All locations

No DST in 2020

Sint Maarten

All locations

No DST in 2020

Slovakia

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Slovenia

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Solomon Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Somalia

All locations

No DST in 2020

South Africa

All locations

No DST in 2020

South Georgia/Sandwich Is.

All locations

No DST in 2020

South Korea

All locations

No DST in 2020

South Sudan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Spain

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Sri Lanka

All locations

No DST in 2020

St. Barts

All locations

No DST in 2020

Sudan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Suriname

All locations

No DST in 2020

Sweden

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Switzerland

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Syria

All locations

Friday, 27 March

Friday, 30 October

Taiwan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Tajikistan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Tanzania

All locations

No DST in 2020

Thailand

All locations

No DST in 2020

The Bahamas

All locations

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

Togo

All locations

No DST in 2020

Tokelau

All locations

No DST in 2020

Tonga

All locations

No DST in 2020

Trinidad and Tobago

All locations

No DST in 2020

Tunisia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Turkey

All locations

No DST in 2020

Turkmenistan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Turks and Caicos Islands

All locations

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

Tuvalu

All locations

No DST in 2020

Uganda

All locations

No DST in 2020

Ukraine

Most locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Auton. Republic of Crimea, Luhansk, Donetsk

No DST in 2020

United Arab Emirates

All locations

No DST in 2020

United Kingdom

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

United States

Most locations

Sunday, 8 March

Sunday, 1 November

Hawaii, most of Arizona

No DST in 2020

Uruguay

All locations

No DST in 2020

US Minor Outlying Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

US Virgin Islands

All locations

No DST in 2020

Uzbekistan

All locations

No DST in 2020

Vanuatu

All locations

No DST in 2020

Vatican City (Holy See)

All locations

Sunday, 29 March

Sunday, 25 October

Venezuela

All locations

No DST in 2020

Vietnam

All locations

No DST in 2020

Wallis and Futuna

All locations

No DST in 2020

Western Sahara

All locations

Sunday, 31 May

Sunday, 19 April

Yemen

All locations

No DST in 2020

Zambia

All locations

No DST in 2020

Zimbabwe

All locations

No DST in 2020

 

Jaya Tirtha Caran prabhu’s website

The following info originally appears on the pages of.

Daylight Savings:
Many countries around the world observe Daylight Savings Time – DLS or DST – Summer Time.
Generally this means that in the summertime the government orders that the clocks be turned backwards so that is it less light in the morning, and stays light up until later in the evening.
In the winter time the clocks are again returned to normal so that with the shorter day people can get maximum daylight.
Some countries do not adjust their time – so where it says Break fast 08:30 – 10:30 Daylight savings not taken into consideration – any adding or subtracting that may be needed is only applicable to countries that change their time – DST.
Some countries add one hour, some add two hours, some countries like Australia only some States observe Day light savings, while Queensland doesn’t. Check locally.

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Map of daylight savings zones around the world


██
DST used
██
DST no longer used
██
DST never used

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Summary

First find out if your country / location uses daylight savings and then make a note of what dates it is implemented.
During the times where daylight savings is not used then the fast times on the calendar are to be followed.
During times where daylight savings are used then ADD the number of hours to the times stated on the calendar, for example:
On a UK calendar between the dates starting on the last Sunday in March and ending on the last Sunday in October the following calendar info:
“Break fast 05:18 – 09:34”
would then become
“Break fast 06:18 – 10:34”

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Further Info

On Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_around_the_world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time

Day light – Summertime Saving Times around the world – who observes:
http://www.worldtimezone.com/daylight.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/daylight1.html?link=tmplnav

More than you’d ever need to know about DLS all over the world:
http://www.twinsun.com/tz/tz-link.htm