Oct 29, 2023, 3:00 am
|Long Name:||Kingdom of Sweden|
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.
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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.
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 History in Sweden
- Sweden first observed Daylight Saving Time in 1916.
- Sweden has observed DST for 45 years between 1916 and 2023.
- Previous time with no Daylight Saving Time was 1979.
- See Worldwide DST Statistics