Daylight Saving Time (DST), often called Daylight Savings Time—with the added ‘s’—is a topic of grievance almost every time it comes up. Opinions are mixed, but not everyone in the United States even observes it. How does the state of Hawaii deal with Daylight Saving Time and time zones? Find out by reading more here.
The State of Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time
Since Hawaii is far closer to the equator than other states in the United States, the difference between sunset and sunrise throughout the seasons isn’t significant. Because of this, Hawaii hasn’t observed Daylight Saving Time since the 1960s. It might be unusual for those visiting from out-of-state, but the twice-yearly change of clocks just doesn’t happen on the islands.
What Other States don’t observe Daylight Saving Time?
As of this writing, only Arizona and Hawaii have done away with Daylight Saving Time. Although bills have come up on the federal level that would end the clock-changing routine, none have survived long enough to become law. If you are used to the more consistent Hawaiian time, be sure to consider DST along with the difference of time zones when contacting people in other states.
What Time Zone is Hawaii In?
Hyphenated as Hawaii-Alutian Standard Time, all Hawaiians live in a time zone a few hours behind the upper 48 states. With 3 hours between Hawaii-Alutian Standard Time and the Pacific time zone, it makes it clear how far away Hawaii is from California and the like. That means Hawaii is 4 hours behind Mountain Standard Time, 5 hours behind Central Standard Time, and a whopping 6 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
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