Most areas of the United States “fall back” an hour at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, November 6. In fact, about 70 countries utilize Daylight Saving Time around the world. Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that don’t observe some form of daylight saving.
Those sending press releases this weekend should keep the time change in mind when sending out their news.
Here’s a great reference to see which geographic locations change when. For those sending press releases to Business Wire, no worries. The time zones in Business Wire Connect, our secure, client interface, update automatically to reflect appropriate time zone changes on Sunday.
Daylight saving time has already ended in Europe. The European Union and United Kingdom turned the clocks back an hour at 1 a.m. on October 30. As of last Sunday, London will once again be five hours ahead of eastern standard time and Paris will be six hours ahead.
For those who enjoy sleeping in on Sunday mornings, here’s your chance for the rare 25-hour day.