Normal time applies again from now on
Daylight saving time is over on Sunday night: Clocks are rolled back from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m. The so-called normal time applies to the next five months. This means the light is back early again – and it’s dark early in the evening.
The clocks were turned back an hour on Sunday night. The so-called standard time is now valid for five months.
Normal time applies again in Switzerland. At 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, the clocks were turned back one hour from daylight saving time to Central European Time. This made the night longer by an hour. With the change of time, it is now lighter in the early morning and darker in the evening.
Regarding the change of time in the fall, it is often said that the clocks change from summer time to winter time at the end of October. According to the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (Metas), there is only standard time and daylight saving time. The standard time in Switzerland has been Central European Time for a good 125 years.
Daylight saving time has been in effect in Switzerland since 1981. Since 1996, people in all European Union countries have been moving their clocks forward one hour on the last Sunday of March and one hour on the last Sunday of October. On Sunday, March 26, 2023, the time will then revert to daylight saving time.
The change between standard time and daylight saving time is controversial in this country and in the European Union. In March 2019, the EU Parliament called for the time change to be abolished in 2021. So far, however, not all necessary decisions at the EU level have been taken by all individual countries.
According to Metas, Switzerland is following developments in neighboring countries and will carefully consider whether any adjustment to the time regulation is beneficial and beneficial to Switzerland. She said that for now, the current time regulation is applied.
A federal grassroots initiative to abolish the time change failed about two years ago. The idea of the committee about the national advisor to the first vice president in Lucerne Yvette Eastermann (55) was that CET should be applied in Switzerland all year round in the future.
Switzerland not the island of Time
With the introduction of Central European Time and also with the introduction of the time change, the Federal Council and Parliament decided on a time organization in accordance with the regulations of the neighboring countries, primarily for economic reasons.
If regulations deviate from those of neighboring countries, Switzerland would become an island of time – with consequences, particularly in commercial transactions, transport, tourism and communications. (SDA)
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