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Country: Sweden

Long Name: Kingdom of Sweden

Abbreviations: SE, SWE

Capital: Stockholm

Time Zones: 1

Dial Code: +46

Mar 27

Forward 1 hour

Mar 27, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 27, 2016, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 27, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

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

More info:
DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 27, 2016

Oct 30

Back 1 hour

Oct 30, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour earlier on Oct 30, 2016 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

More info:
The European Union Debates DST
DST in Europe Ends Oct 30

Other years: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 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.

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