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Time Change 1916 in Sweden

Next change:
1 hour Back

Oct 27, 2019, 3:00 am

Country: Sweden

Long Name: Kingdom of Sweden

Abbreviations: SE, SWE

Capital: Stockholm

Time Zones: 1

Dial Code: +46

May 14

Forward 1 hour

May 14, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, May 14, 1916, 11:00:00 pm clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Monday, May 15, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on May 15, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Oct 1

Back 1 hour

Oct 1, 1916 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 1, 1916, 1:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 1, 1916, 12:00:00 midnight local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 1, 1916 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Other years: 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 2019

When Does DST Start and End in Sweden?

The DST period starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, together with most other European countries.

First Used in 1916

Sweden has been using Daylight Saving Time (DST) every year since 1980. Since 1996, the country follows the European Union's DST schedule.

However, like many other European countries, Sweden first changed its clocks during World War I. The country's initial DST switch was in 1916, just days after Germany had become the world's first country to introduce the measure.

However, DST was abolished again in the year after, and it was not used until 1980, when it was reinstated as a reaction to the oil crisis of 1973.


Daylight Saving Time Info

Daylight Saving Time History in Sweden

  • Sweden first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
  • Sweden has observed DST for 41 years between 1916 and 2019.
  • Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1979.
  • See Worldwide DST Statistics