Daylight Savings Time in Mexico - Causes Some Confusion
Baja Peninsula - The entire Baja Peninsula follows the DST schedule of the United States and was the first state to adopt that in 1942 due to its close ties to California and the US.
|Baja Peninsula (states of Baja California Norte and Baja California Sul)|
DST Adopted - Until 1996, the Baja Peninsula was the only state to observe DST. Then, in 1996, the Mexican government adopted DST nationwide in order to decrease energy consumption and to promote commerce and tourism with the US. However, Mexico begins DST the first Sunday of April, and ends last Sunday of October. This doesn't coincide with the US. In the states, most states begin DST the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November (2 weeks apart). Super logical decision.
Sonora state- The state of Sonora has not observed DST since 1998 because of the non-observance of DST by its neighbor Arizona and its important economic ties with that US state. Note that in Arizona, the Navajo DO observe DST on tribal lands. Nothing confusing there!
|Sonora state - bordering Arizona|
Quintana Roo - The state of Quintana Roo (the state where you would find Cancun) had decided to not observe DST beginning in February 1, 2015 to promote East coast tourism. Sometimes they are on EST and other times on CST.
|Quintana Roo state - on Eastern Standard Time as of 2015.|
|What time is it? It's Sunday!|