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Greece sets clocks in daylight saving time on Sunday

Clocks in Greece will be set forward by one hour from 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, March 26, 2023 as daylight saving begins, the Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

European Summer Time has been observed from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October since 1996.

In 2019, the European parliament voted to scrap the twice-a-year custom of changing the clocks by an hour in spring and autumn by 2021, leaving national governments to decide whether to follow through.

However, the project was dropped as national governments decided in a way that would have created a big confusion in the different time zones.

PS Finally, longer days 🙂

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  1. I read somewhere that Mitsotakis was going to legislate to bring Greece’s time change forward 5 minutes to demonstrate that they are always the front runners in Europe.

  2. “PS Finally, longer days 🙂”

    The days will get longer whether you change the clocks or not. All changing the clocks does is alter the alignment of solar midday and clock midday. In winter the two are aligned, for no particularly good reason, while in summer they are offset by one hour.

    • More importantly it aligns the sunset with the reasonable preference of having the day last longer in the evening and not lose hours of sunlight in the early morning