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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2643

Set your time 1 hour ahead- It is summer time in Europe

Time to get adjusted to longer evenings, as it is that time of the year where you have to set your watches and clocks an hour ahead.

European Summer Time is an arrangement done in all of the European countries except Russia, Iceland, and Belarus. The practice by which clocks are advanced by one hour in spring (last Sunday in March) and moved back in autumn (last Sunday in October) has been fully synchronized across the continent since 1996.

Coincidently, the 2013 Summer Time change falls an Easter Sunday which means that those celebrating the Easter holiday are robbed short of an hour of celebration Sunday by 1.59 am, on the night between Saturday and Sunday, the clock indicates directly to am, marking the start of longer and brighter evenings in Sweden.

Sweden was not very fond of the introduction of Summer Time as it was originally introduced on 15 May 1916, but unfortunately Sweden decided to retreat to year-round standard time on September 30, in the same year a situation which continued for more than 50 years.

Sweden again introduced summer time on 6 April 1980, and since then summer time has been observed every summer in Sweden.

With the exception of the introduction year 1980, summer time always started on the last Sunday in March and ended on the last Sunday in September during the years 1980-1995, and on the last Sunday in October from 1996 onward due to a unification of start/end dates of summer time within the European Union as well as in several European countries which were then outside the EU, (the ninth directive, currently in force, has made this permanent).

Don’t forget to set you clocks and watches an hour ahead before going to bed !

- Asian Tribune -

Set your time  1 hour ahead- It is summer time in Europe
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