No Switch to Daylight Saving Time for Argentina

Eternal clock by Robbert van der Steeg on Flickr [used under Creative Commons license] After reviewing reports indicating that the switch to Daylight Saving Time did little to save energy, Argentina's government scrapped plans to spring forward one hour on Sunday, October 18th.

Argentina reintroduced Daylight Saving Time back in December 2007 after a long absence, but the measure proved unpopular in many of the provinces. Several provinces opted not to observe Daylight Saving Time in 2008-2009.

Argentina Standard Time is UTC/GMT –3, which places Buenos Aires one hour ahead of New York City while the U.S. is on Daylight Saving Time. When Americans set their clocks back to Standard Time on November 1st, Argentina will have a two-hour time difference with the East Coast.

Go here or here for more information about the Argentine government's decision to forgo Daylight Saving Time.

[Photo credit: Robbert van der Steeg]

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