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Fall back an hour does not apply to Quintana Roo

Cancun, Q.R. — The usual spring ahead, fall back adage that marks the beginning and end of daylight savings time does not apply to the state of Quintana Roo.

For the second consecutive year, clocks in every municipality throughout the state will remain the same, even though other parts of the country have observed the one hour fall back rule.

When local daylight time was about to reach Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:00:00 a.m. clocks were turned backward one hour to Sunday, October 30, 2016, 1:00:00 a.m. local standard time instead.

The last time the state observed daylight savings time was 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Since then, the state does not use Daylight Saving Time (DST). Instead, it will have the same local time as central parts of the country during Mexico’s DST period and be one hour ahead of central Mexico when DST ends and the rest of the country goes back to standard time.

The Mexican state of Quintana Roo set clocks forward one hour in 2015 in order to boost the tourism sector by creating longer, lighter evenings.

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