Will winter time be applied this year?
On the last Sunday of October, 29 October, we will set our clocks back one hour and gain one hour of sleep.
More specifically, our clocks will go back to 03.00 at 04.00.
The last time change plan was to take place in March 2021, an implementation in which European Union member states would have to choose between winter or summer time. However, this decision was never implemented.
Factors such as the effects on the biological clock played an important role in this decision, and it was taken into account that the time change could lead to effects such as difficulty in adapting immediately.
The current time change, as we know it today, was based on a more scientific approach by New Zealand entomologist George Hudson. Hudson observed that the longer days of the summer months helped him collect more insects. Therefore, he made the relevant proposal in 1895.