[tz] Brazil's summer time: Tocantins is the new state on DST

Steffen Thorsen thorsen at timeanddate.com
Wed Oct 17 12:53:08 UTC 2012

On 16.10.2012 21:32, Rodrigo Severo wrote:
> This years DST time in Brazil has one (or two) new situations:
>   * Tocantins state will have DST. For the new time zone I believe
>     Palmas would be a good option as it's Tocantins capital and most
>     populated city.
>   * Bahia (another state) will not have DST. But I believe it havent'
>     last year already but this has to be checked.
> Here is a link to a news post in portuguese reporting this changes: 
> http://noticias.terra.com.br/brasil/noticias/0,,OI6232536-EI306,00-TO+substitui+BA+no+horario+de+verao+economia+sera+de+R+mi.html 

Now it seems that Tocantins might not observe DST after all, as told in 
the article link below, but it seems a bit unclear if they are actually 
able to revoke the DST or not, hopefully more details will follow.

And by the way, Bahia did observe DST last summer, so that is a change.

Best regards,
Steffen Thorsen - timeanddate.com

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