Summer time 2024


When is Summer time 2024?

Summer time 2024 started on Sunday, March 31, 2024 (16 days ago) and ends on Sunday, October 27th 2024 (in 194 days).  Calendar for 2024
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What is Summer time?

In spring, when summer time starts, clocks move forward one hour. In autumn, when summer time ends, clocks move back one hour.
In spring, when summer time starts, clocks move forward one hour. In autumn, when summer time ends, clocks move back one hour.
Summer time is the practice of moving the clock forward by one hour at the beginning of spring each year and moving it back one hour in the autumn. The aim is to make use of daylight longer into the evening by starting daylight an hour later in the morning.

Summer time in Europe starts on the last Sunday in March (shortly after the vernal equinox) and ends on the last Sunday in October (about five weeks after the autumn equinox, making summer time about 7 months long). In the United States and Canada summer time is usually referred to as "Daylight Saving Time" and is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

"Summer Time" is the term used for this adjusted time in Europe, for example in the United Kingdom, where it is called "British Summer Time" (BST). Countries in Continental Europe use an equivalent term in their local language, eg. "Sommerzeit" in Germany and "heure d'été" in France. The standard time observed during the rest of the year is often called "Winter Time".

Even though the European Union extends across three time zones, all clocks in the EU change at the same moment (at 01:00 am UTC). This means that the change will happen at 01:00 AM for countries observing Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), such as Britain, Ireland and Portugal, at 02:00 AM for countries observing Central European Time (CET), which is used in most European countries, and at 03:00 AM for countries observing Eastern European Time (EET), which is used by a number of countries at the eastern edge of Europe. Iceland, Belarus and Russia do not use summer time.

First used in World War I and again in World War II as a way to conserve coal during wartime, it fell out of use after each war (except in Britain, where it has been in continuous use since 1916). It was widely adopted in the 1970s as a result of the energy crisis.

Many people have difficulties remembering which way the clock moves when the time changes. One easy way is to remember the mnemonic "spring forward, fall back".

Further reading: Summer Time in Europe on Wikipedia

When is Summer time 2025?

Summer time 2025 starts on Sunday, March 30, 2025 (in 348 days) and ends on Sunday, October 26th 2025 (in 558 days).  Calendar for 2025

Dates for Summer time in other years

The next occurrence of Summer time is marked in red.

Year Summer time starts on Summer time ends on
Summer time 2019      Sunday, March 31, 2019      Sunday, October 27, 2019
Summer time 2020      Sunday, March 29, 2020      Sunday, October 25, 2020
Summer time 2021      Sunday, March 28, 2021      Sunday, October 31, 2021
Summer time 2022      Sunday, March 27, 2022      Sunday, October 30, 2022
Summer time 2023      Sunday, March 26, 2023      Sunday, October 29, 2023
Summer time 2024      Sunday, March 31, 2024      Sunday, October 27, 2024
Summer time 2025      Sunday, March 30, 2025      Sunday, October 26, 2025
Summer time 2026      Sunday, March 29, 2026      Sunday, October 25, 2026
Summer time 2027      Sunday, March 28, 2027      Sunday, October 31, 2027
Summer time 2028      Sunday, March 26, 2028      Sunday, October 29, 2028
Summer time 2029      Sunday, March 25, 2029      Sunday, October 28, 2029
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Summer time 2024
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