Daylight saving time in Chile

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Daylight saving time in Chile is used in Chile.

Several exceptions have been decreed to the current rule that began in 1970.

In 1987 the daylight saving time was extended till Saturday 11 April to accommodate a visit by Pope John Paul II[1]

In 1988, daylight saving time began a week early, to have more light for the Chilean national plebiscite of 5 October[2]

In 1990, daylight saving time was extended to 17 March, because Patricio Aylwin began his presidential period on 11 March[2]

In 1990, daylight saving time began at the end of 15 September, in order to save electricity due to unfavorable hydrological conditions[2]

In 1997, standard time began at the end of 29 March, in order to cope with unfavorable hydrological conditions[3]

In 1999, daylight saving time was extended to the first Saturday of April, due to a severe drought[1]

In 2008, daylight saving time was extended 3 weeks, due to a severe drought[1]

Due to the 2010 Chile earthquake daylight saving time ended at 0:00 of 4 April on Continental Chile (20:00 Saturday 3rd on Easter Island)[4]

In 2011 the government decided to end daylight saving on the first Saturday of April. Later this was postposed to the first Saturday of May.[5]

On February 15 2013 The DST Was extended to the last Sunday of April and will start DST On the 2nd Sunday of September but it is unknown whether these dates are for 2013 or the next few years. These dates would be nearly the exact dates of DST of North America reversed to the southern hemisphere from the northern hemisphere but DST end date 1 week early [6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c History of the Official Time of Chile Hora Oficial de Chile
  2. ^ a b c Preguntas Frecuentes, Hora Oficial de Chile, page 5, (Spanish)
  3. ^ Preguntas Frecuentes, Hora Oficial de Chile, page 6, (Spanish)
  4. ^ Chile Extends Daylight Saving Due to Earthquake Time and Date, 10 March 2010
  5. ^ EMOL, March 28, 2011, Gobierno pospone cambio de hora hasta el primer sábado de mayo (Spanish)
  6. ^ Chile extends DST to April 27,2013 Time and Date, 5 March 2013