No stress on daylight savings time in Costa Rica

On March 12 (On some other 26 March) in many areas of the world, DST begins. However, daylight savings in Costa Rica do not apply and we will simply watch our watches go by without any novelty.


DST History – DST

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is used to save energy and make better use of daylight. It was first used in 1908 in Thunder Bay, Canada. And although we connected it with the rational use of electricity, in fact the Romans changed their times in order to make better use of sunlight.

However, in the tropics … Well! We do not, since our sunrises and sunsets are practically at the same time of day, always. Maybe twenty minutes apart from one time of year to the next.

DST is applied in many countries of the world and although it can be found in places like Chile or part of Brazil, DST is most common in the northern latitudes of the northern hemisphere.



At the end of the day of March 12, this weekend, the east coast of the United States and Canada will be two (2) hours ahead of Costa Rica and the West Coast will fall again to only one (1) of our zone Hours.

Millions of people on both coasts of the world will be irregular for at least two weeks!

But, as we say, in Costa Rica, we were, as usual, happy and easy.


You may also be interested in: 8 reasons to choose Costa Rica for your Incentive Program



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