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Time change: why and when will we switch to daylight saving time in 2024 ?

“Time change: why and when will we switch to daylight saving time in 2024?”

The passage à summer time 2024 is scheduled for release in a few weeks. All information à find out about the time change in our dedicated article.

The 2024 daylight saving time change has been implemented. fixed on the night of Saturday March 30 to Sunday March 31. The date of the daylight saving time change is is always the same: the last weekend of March and the transition to daylight saving time is taking a leap forward. Officially, à 2 o'clock in the morning, we move forward   3 a.m. instantly. Thus, the French will lose an hour of sleep but will gain an additional hour of sunshine at the end of the day. eacute;e.

Here are the dates of the next three time changes:

  • Daylight saving time change 2024: Sunday March 31, 2024 (2 hours & 3 hours)
  • Winter time change 2024: Sunday October 27, 2024 (3 hours to 2 hours )
  • Daylight saving time change 2025: Sunday March 30, 2025 (2 hours to 3 hours)

Should the hands move forward or backward when changing summer time? ?

When changing summer time, you must advance your watch by one hour of your choice on Saturday before going to the bed or on Sunday when waking up. Officially, from 2 a.m., it is in fact 3 a.m. But from now on most of your recent devices will upgrade on their own. daylight saving time. Consequence of the time change: the sun sets later every evening until the summer solstice.< /p>

The time change from winter to summer as we know it today has been established by decree in 1975, following the oil shock. It is then a question of establishing a daylight saving time. GMT+2, or two hours difference with natural time, from the following March. Objective: Better coincidence between natural lighting and human activities. from spring, to achieve energy savings.

The end of March is then chosen to coincide with the spring equinox, synonymous with the return of sunny days and longer days. The return à 'standard"time (evening GMT+1) is logically set at the opposite as the autumnal equinox approaches, i.e. as the autumnal equinox approaches. the end of October. The weekend and in particular the night from Saturday to Sunday will quickly appear to be the time when you want to take care of yourself. the immediate impact of the time change will be the most limited.

It is the Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) which initiated seasonal time change, as a government agency responsible for ensuring that this is the case. the optimization of the energy bill. In a 2010 summary, the organization still estimated  440  ;nbsp;GWh the saving achieved in the previous year thanks to the change in ;#39;hour.

The time change was made. harmonized &agrav; on a European scale since 1998 and is now applied throughout the world. by all EU member states and 70 countries in total. However, it is highly controversialé for years. Its detractors point above all to energy gains that are too limited, especially with the evolution of technologies and uses, as well as the effects negative effects on health, sleep and safety road.

No, the winter time change is not the last. In March 2019, after consultation, the European Parliament adopted a draft the majority to put an end to the time change, but it will not be put in place for several years. The said draft directive provided for an abolition of the time change. #39;quick time:  to do this, each member state had to decide between remaining at home and abroad. winter time or stay at summer time.

The European Parliament had also pleaded for coordination between Member States and the European Commission so that the application of permanent hours (winter and summer) ) in the different countries does not disrupt the functioning of the market. interior.

The directive was to be adopted by the Council at a later date. the end of 2020, then transposed by the member states, underlines the official Vie Publique website. Only, à cause of the health crisis linked to Covid-19, Brexit, then the upheavals caused by the war in Ukraine, without forgetting the hesitations of European leaders , the text in question on the end of the time change is no longer available. agenda "and should not be discussed at all in the near future,” concludes the website of the French administration. And once put back on the table, the debates should be long: "It's up to date. each Member State to decide on the legal time it wishes to adopt" thus confirmed the European Commission   Euronews à fall 2022.

If the removal of the time change had been done voted by European deputies, the Covid crisis decided otherwise. However, harmful effects on health exist due to the passage &agrav; daylight saving time. Chronobiologists particularly highlight our hours of exposure to the sun, which could disrupt the internal clock, hormonal rhythm and sleep for several days. Artificial light and the social rhythm only partially erase this time difference compared to the sun. "Sunlight is the most powerful synchronizer of our biological rhythm" indicates Claude Gronfier, chronobilogist à the National Institute of Health and medical research (Inserm) in the columns of France Info. So, it would be better to stay at home. winter time according to the recommendations of the International Federation of Chronobiological Societies. Winter time is closer to the solar cycle, so it is more natural for the body to adapt to it.

 "Let these effects be described as transient and considered as reabsorbed after one week ;maximum period of three weeks -twice a year- must not lead to à minimize them" already indicated an information report from Senator Philippe François in 1996. In the case of a time change, the individual must shift the time# 39;all of its activity in relation to time and &agrav; its geographical location unchanged. 

The daylight saving time change system whose objective is to achieve energy savings is very widely spread in the countries of the ;h&eac;northern hemisphere, but could be broughté &agrav; disappear in the years to come. come. The cause, in particular, is the harmful effects on our health. In total, around 70 countries apply the time change around the world. The United States, Canada, part of Australia, Brazil and Morocco notably practice the transition to China. daylight saving time still today.

Time change: why and when will we switch to daylight saving time in 2024 ?

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As shown on the official website of the European Council, "Member States have the option of to choose the time zone in which they wish to be. Today, there are three. The first concerns Western Europe with Ireland and Portugal. The second, Central Europe which includes no less than 17 states. Finally, Eastern Europe made up of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116