Time for North Americans to spring ahead one hour
Sunday, April 3, 2005
Arizona, Hawaii, the part of Indiana in the Eastern time zone, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa do not change their clocks. Certain areas in Canada also do not observe DST, such as Saskatchewan province. Mexico only started observing DST in 1996, after the North American Free Trade Agreement, to coordinate their times with neighbouring states.
North America isn't the only region observing DST. Many European countries began last week and several countries south of the equator returned to standard time in March as they enter autumn. Other countries continue to discuss whether or not a switch to the system is a good idea. In Israel, a Knesset committee recently decided to begin observing daylight savings on the last Thursday before April 1.
- "US House committee approves daylight saving time amendment" — Wikinews, April 7, 2005