Daylight saving time is the time from the end of March to the end of October, in which the time of a time zone is presented by one hour. In Europe, daylight saving time, as we know it today, has existed for about 50 years. Almost all European countries are participating.
Actually, energy should be saved with the summer time. It had been thought that less electricity would be used for light if it remained bright longer in the evening due to the time change. In the meantime, however, it is known that hardly any energy is saved. Perhaps people even consume more, for example, because for this it is even darker and colder in the morning, and then it needs to be heated more.
In March 2019, the European Parliament decided that the time should be jointly switched to daylight saving time for the last time in March 2021. The EU states must now decide by then whether they want to have daylight saving time or winter time forever. Maybe you also want a different time than now, because some states actually have an inappropriate time zone.
When will the clocks be changed?
The day of the time change is exactly fixed in the calendar. On the last Sunday in March, the clocks are presented early in the morning at two o’clock at one hour at three o’clock. The railway trains that then run are delayed for an hour or leave earlier, because the hour is “skipped” from two o’clock to three o’clock.
On the last Sunday in October, the time is then turned back by one hour at three o’clock in the morning. The hour between two o’clock and three o’clock is then twice. That’s why night trains often just stop for an hour and continue normally. In addition, we can sleep an hour longer, the “saved” hour from the spring we get “back” in the fall. With the end of summer time, it is winter time again.
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