FW: Daylight Savings Time problems in Brazil

Paul Eggert eggert at twinsun.com
Thu Mar 1 22:01:47 UTC 2001

> From: Hank Ivy [mailto:hivy at rosemail.rose.hp.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 2:12 PM

> Is there any way that I can help clear this up? 

Perhaps I can help.  As far as I can see, the tables are correct,
despite the seemingly ridiculously short DST.  That is because Brazil
repealed DST in some locations one or two weeks after the clocks were
advanced.  The repeals were effective 2000-10-15 in Pernambuco
(America/Recife) and in Roraima (America/Boa_Vista), and effective
2000-10-22 in Alagoas and Sergipe (America/Maceio) as well as in
Maranhao, Piaui, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte and Paraiba

Here are citations to official sources, taken from the southamerica file.
(The originals are in Portuguese.)

# Decree <a href="http://pcdsh01.on.br/DEC3592.htm">3,592</a> (2000-09-06)
# adopted by the same states as before.
# Decree <a href="http://pcdsh01.on.br/Dec3630.jpg">3,630</a> (2000-10-13)
# repeals DST in PE and RR, effective 2000-10-15 00:00.
# Decree <a href="http://pcdsh01.on.br/Dec3632.jpg">3,632</a> (2000-10-17)
# repeals DST in SE, AL, PB, RN, CE, PI and MA, effective 2000-10-22 00:00.

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