Summer time starts on a Sunday night, the clock moves to 02:00 at 02:00, so the night will be an hour shorter. While people have to move their own watches or wall clocks, the clocks on electronic devices, such as telephones or computers, change automatically. Passengers on long-distance trains or buses will have to wait for delays. Summer time will be in effect for the next seven months. On the last Sunday in October, the Central European standard time used for winter returns.
According to previous plans, the time in the European Union will change for the last time last year. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and the failure of Member States to agree on a permanent time, this matter has been postponed indefinitely. Last September, the Czech government approved a regulation stating that daylight saving time, as before, always begins on the last Sunday in March and lasts until the last Sunday in October.
daylight saving time does not use the time given by the relevant time zone, but uses the time which is usually one hour ahead. The purpose of its introduction was initially to save electricity, which would otherwise be needed for nighttime lighting, but according to the energy company, changing the time of day doesn’t bring much electricity savings. Various citizen initiatives and petitions have also referred over the years to the possible negative effects of changing times on health. Some people complain of lack of sleep, fatigue or nausea.
On Czech soil, daylight saving time was first introduced in 1915 and 1916. This returned during World War II in 1940 and lasted until 1949. The transition to summer time in then-Czechoslovakia was not introduced until 1979. Since then , the cabinet has set the start and end date. A law from 1946 authorized the government to issue regulations with variable dates. Until the mid-1990s, summer in the Czech Republic lasted half a year. Since 1996, the republic has joined the customs of the European Union and the lag time lasts for seven months.
In many countries of the world, daylight saving time has been introduced but was abolished in the past. In general, daylight saving time applies to most countries in Europe, North America and the Middle East, while it does not apply to most countries in Asia, Africa and South America. In Europe, the exceptions are Iceland, Russia, Belarus, parts of Greenland and the Norwegian islands of Jan Mayen and Svalbard, where daylight saving time is not used.
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