Upcoming DST time change does not affect Quintana Roo

Cancun, Q.R. – For many parts of the world, the weekend of October 25 marks the return of Fall and thus, the changing of the clocks.

While several parts of Mexico will be moving their clocks back one hour, the state of Quintana Roo is not one. At 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 25, several regions of Mexico will move their clocks back one hour to reflect the new and official time of 1:00 a.m. and begin the new Fall daylight savings time zone.

In Quintna Roo however, clocks are not moved at all. Due to the time adjustment from last year, the state will not be included in the newly adjusted time zone. Alcayaga Cristina Nunez, a representative with the Tourism Business Council explained, “We have a new time zone for Quintana Roo that not will move throughout the year. There will be no delays or advances.”

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The reason behind the special Q.R. time zone was to add an additional hour of daylight during the winter tourist season, increasing profit during that part of the year.

Regions of Mexico that will need to move their clocks back one hour on the night of October 25 include Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Veracruz and Mazatlan.

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