New Time Zone for Costa Maya and Mahahual, Mexico

I have been getting a lot of seaches and questions about the new time zone here. So today I am reblogging this for everyone.

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A New Time for Quintana Roo
BY CARLOS UNDERWOOD • JANUARY 21, 2015

Starting on Sunday, February 1, 2015 the new time zone will be put into effect for Quintana Roo, and will be known as the “Southeastern Time Zone”. Last December 5, federal legislators reformed Articles 2 and 3 of the Time Zone System Law of Mexico -with 258 votes in favor and one against- standardizing the time in the southeastern part of the region with the time in the East coast of the United States.

Currently, our state, located on parallel 75, has the same time as the City of Mexico, located on parallel 94 west of the Greenwich meridian, which meant that in winter nighttime would fall very early. With the new time zone, clocks will be moved forward by an hour and will permanently remain on Daylight Savings Time (or Summer Time).

February 1, at 2:00…

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