One hour less sleep, but one hour longer day light. Clocks in Greece will need to be set one hour forward in the night from Saturday to Sunday, March 24th to 25th 2018. The change takes place occurs at 3:00 a.m which will suddenly be 04:00 a.m.
The change back to normal, back to winter time will take place at the last week end of October, 27th-28th.
However, there are chances this this could be the last time European countries change the clocks for summer. In February, the European Parliament called for a review of the twice-yearly hour changes across the EU bloc. A Finnish citizens’ petition and health concerns have led to the move. European Parliament members voted 384 to 153 in a non-binding resolution on Thursday to urge the European Commission to carry out a “thorough assessment” of the daylight saving time (DST) arrangements for summer time and, if necessary “come up with a proposal for revision.”
“Numerous studies have failed to reach a conclusive outcome, but indicate negative effects on human health,” the members of European Parliament wrote in their proposal.
The Commission appeared dismissive of the idea.
I personally find especially difficult to adjust myself in the first week of the change from summer to winter time. But I look forward to longer days.
If the changes twice the year are to be abolished what would you prefer?
PS Thank goodness, most of our clocks are digital and we don’t need to wander around changing the time 🙂