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Time Change 1979 in Sweden

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Country: Sweden
Long Name: Kingdom of Sweden
Abbreviations: SE, SWE
Capital: Stockholm
Time Zones: 1
Dial Code: +46

Daylight Saving Time (DST) Not Observed in Year 1979

Sweden observed Central European Time (CET) all year.

DST was not in use in 1979.

The previous DST change in Sweden was on October 1, 1916.

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Which countries & states use DST and which do not?

Other years: 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 2023

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