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When is Daylight Saving Time in 2018

When is Daylight Saving Time in 2018
Though confusing, understanding the concept of Daylight Saving Time change is quite important if you reside in some region, wherein it is followed, or if you are planning a visit there.
ScienceStruck Staff
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2018
The practice of Daylight Saving Time change can be a bit confusing, especially if you are new to the region which follows it. Whether you happen to be a citizen of North America or you intend to visit some country there; being well-versed with its basics can be of a great help. But not all countries follow this practice and those which do follow, are also divided over the dates of time change.

The Daylight Saving Time (DST) change is a practice wherein time clocks are put forward by an hour during the spring season and reverted by an hour during the fall with the sole purpose of having longer afternoons - as they are believed to be more productive.
DST credit goes to...
The credit for the development of this concept is given to Vernon Hudson as he was the one who developed it into its modern form - a form which is widely accepted today. As clock timing is put ahead during the spring, the practice is also referred to as 'spring ahead' and as the clocks are reverted by an hour during the fall, it is referred as 'fall back'.
Did you Know?
In 1999, some terrorists planned an attack with time bombs and smuggled them to Israeli counterparts. At the same time, West Bank was on DST and Israel switched the clock back to standard time. Due to DST and misunderstanding between terrorists, bombs exploded one hour early, killing bombers and attack got prevented on its own.
Daylight Saving Time in Different Regions of the World 2018
Country Begins Ends
Albania March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Andorra March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Australia October 7, Sunday April 1, Sunday
Austria March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Azerbaijan March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Belgium March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Bermuda March 11, Sunday November 4, Sunday
Bosnia & Herzegovina March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Brazil October 21, Sunday February 18, Sunday
Bulgaria March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Canada March 11, Sunday November 4, Sunday
Chile August 12, Sunday May 13, Sunday
Croatia March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Cuba March 11, Sunday November 3, Saturday
Cyprus March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Czech Republic March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Denmark March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Estonia March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Fiji November 4, Sunday January 14, Sunday
Finland March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
France March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Germany March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Greece March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Greenland March 24, Saturday October 27, Saturday
Vatican City March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Hungary March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Iran March 22, Thursday September 21, Friday
Ireland March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Italy March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Jordan March 30, Friday October 26, Friday
Kosovo March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Lebanon March 25, Sunday October 27, Saturday
Lithuania March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Luxembourg March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Malta March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Mexico April 1, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Monaco March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Montenegro March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Namibia September 3, Sunday April 2, Monday
Netherlands March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Norway March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Paraguay October 7, Sunday March 25, Sunday
Poland March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Portugal March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Romania March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Samoa September 24, Sunday April 1, Sunday
Serbia March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Slovakia March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Spain March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Sweden March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Switzerland March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
Syria March 30, Friday October 25, Thursday
The Bahamas March 10, Sunday November 3, Sunday
Ukraine March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
United Kingdom March 25, Sunday October 28, Sunday
United States March 11, Sunday November 4, Sunday
The concept also differs in accordance with hemispheres as well - in the Northern hemisphere, it begins in March or April and ends in September or October, and in the Southern hemisphere, it begins somewhere in September or October and ends in March or April.

Sometimes, within countries, the Daylight Saving Time may differ from one state/province to another. However, if they do choose to follow the same, it is mandatory for them to follow it as per the guidelines put forth by the federal law.