Why are there states where daylight saving time is not enforced?
The time change starts at two o’clock on the first Sunday of April and will end at two o’clock on the last Sunday of October decade year
Summer Time has arrived: this Sunday, April 3, the clock must be advanced one hour .
The time change seeks to take advantage of natural light and save electricity, since during the summer the days are longer.
However, this time change does not occur in all states of the country.
Why is the clock moving forward?
The time change in Mexico came into force in 1996, during the government of Ernesto Zedillo , through a decree published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF).
The decree establishes that the time change will be applied daylight saving time from two hours on the first Sunday of April and will end at two hours on the last Sunday of October decade of the year.
Among the reasons for summer time is to save on energy consumption, reduce the emission of pollutants and try to consume less for lighting homes.
What are the states where daylight saving time is not applied?
- Quintana Roo
In these two states, summer time is not applied for tourism reasons.
Sonora shares hours with Arizona, United States, due to the close commercial relationship they maintain. While Quintana Roo decided to stop changing the schedule from 2015 for tourism reasons.
Also in the 33 municipalities of the northern border strip it does not apply:
-Tijuana, Mexicali, Ensenada, Playa Rosarito and Tecate, in Baja California.
-Juárez, Ojinaga, Ascensión, Coyame del Sotol, Guadalupe, Janos, Manuel Benavides and Praxedis G. Guerrero, in Chihuahua.
-Acuña, Piedras Negras, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jiménez, Zaragoza, Nava and Ocampo, in Coahuila.
-Anáhuac and Los Aldama, in Nuevo León.
-Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Matamoros, Camargo, Guerrero, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mier, Miguel Alemán, Río Bravo and Valle Hermoso, in Tamaulipas.
Time change in Mexico: in which states it is not done and why
On April 3 in some states of Mexico, the summer time change must be updated. We tell you all the details and municipalities that will not apply the measure!
Summer Time in Mexico began in 1996, a period in which Ernesto Zedillo governed the nation and in order to save electricity by taking advantage of natural light, the Ministry of Energy (SE) approved a decree that was published in the Diario Official of the Federation (DOF) to establish a “seasonal schedule”.
In the decree, 31 border municipalities of Sonora and the state of Quintana Roo were exempted because their time zone is synchronized with that of the United States . In addition, various functions were established according to the needs of each Mexican region. In Sonora since 1998 it was confirmed that it can have its own time rules due to its relationship starting with Arizona and in the case of Quintana Roo since 2015 it belongs to the 75° west group, that is, it is one hour ahead of the center of the country. .
In which states and municipalities will the clock not move forward?
Summer time does not apply to the entire Aztec country, there are some states and municipalities that will not participate since their time uses have been updated since March 13. Next we tell you which ones.
- Baja California : Tijuana, Mexicali, Ensenada, Playa Rosarito and Tecate
- Chihuahua: Juárez, Ojinaga, Ascension, Coyame del Sotol, Guadalupe, Janos, Manuel Benavides and Práxedis G. Guerrero
- Coahuila: Acuña, Piedras Negras, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jiménez, Zaragoza, Nava and Ocampo
- Nuevo Leon : Anahuac and Los Aldama
- Tamaulipas : Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Matamoros, Camargo, Guerrero, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mier, Miguel Alemán, Río Bravo and Valle Hermoso
What is the time change?
The time change is made twice a year throughout the world with the aim of taking advantage of daylight and taking care of electrical energy. The first change is made in spring and is called summer time and disagreement with each country the clock is advanced one or two hours during the month of April and the second change is called winter time and according to each nation the clock is set back one or two hours during the month of October.
When does summertime start in Mexico?
In the Aztec nation, summertime begins on Sunday, April 3, which means that the day before, citizens must advance their manual clock one hour, with the aim that when they wake up they wake up with the new time. It should be noted that smart devices update themselves, without the need for the process to be manually done with traditional watches.