Time change 2023: When do we move the clock to winter time this fall?!

Clock shift 2023

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As the days get shorter and the leaves start to change color, we're all wondering, 'When do we turn the clocks to winter time this fall?' It's that time of the year when we might gain an extra hour of sleep, but at the same time we'll have to put up with an earlier dusk. In this article, we'll reveal exactly when the clocks will go back and how we can best prepare for this annual change.

When do we move the clocks to winter time this fall?! We reveal in this write-up. At the same time, we reveal in which countries the clocks will not be moved!

When do we move the clocks in 2023 - When do we move the clocks to winter time this fall?!

As is tradition, in 2023 we will also mark the movement of the clock twice. The transition to daylight saving time will happen for the first time when we move the clocks on March 26, 2023. At exactly 2:00 am, we will move the hands to 3:00 am. The second clock shift, when we will adjust to winter time, will be on October 29, 2023. Then at 3:00 am we will move the clocks back to 2:00 am.

Countries that don't move the clock

Daylight saving time is a practice that many countries around the world use to extend the light evenings and reduce the need for artificial light. However, not all countries observe daylight saving time. Here is a list of some countries and regions that do not move the clock:

  1. Most of Asia: This includes countries such as China, Japan, South Korea and India. Although some of these countries have experimented with daylight saving time in the past, they no longer observe it.
  2. Most of Africa: With the exception of a few countries in North Africa, most African countries do not change their clocks.
  3. Iceland: Despite its northern location, Iceland does not observe daylight saving time.
  4. Parts of Australia: While some parts of Australia observe daylight saving time, others such as Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory do not.
  5. Some countries in South America: Countries such as Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela do not currently observe daylight saving time.
  6. Russia: After several changes in recent years, Russia decided to have permanent "winter time" and does not take into account summer time.
  7. Parts of Canada: Although most of Canada observes daylight savings time, there are exceptions, including most of Saskatchewan and parts of British Columbia and Quebec.
  8. USA: Although most US states observe daylight saving time, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not. Also, U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands do not observe daylight saving time.
  9. Greenland: Although most of Greenland observes daylight saving time, some stations on the east coast of Northeast Greenland National Park do not.
  10. Some countries in the Middle East: Countries such as Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not observe daylight saving time.

The history and reason for moving the clock

Shifting the clock was introduced in order to better match the working light and the working day. Thus, in the winter months, we go to work at sunrise or at least at morning light. An additional hour of daylight helps to save energy, as it reduces the need for artificial lighting. Interestingly, the clock movement system was first introduced in Europe by the Germans during World War I, but was discontinued after World War II. It returned again during the energy crisis of the 1960s and 1970s.

Does the clock shift really make sense?

Clock movement is an increasingly controversial topic. While some emphasize energy saving as the main advantage, others point to negative effects on people's biological clock and rhythm. Moving the clock can cause mood swings and even worsen the mental health of individuals. Furthermore, most of today's activities no longer focus exclusively on daylight.

The future of watch movement

In 2021, it was proposed in Brussels to abolish the movement of clocks in the countries of the European Union. An online poll showed that as many as 84% people oppose moving the clock. Countries were faced with deciding whether to implement permanent summer time or permanent winter time. At that time, the Slovenian government supported the choice of standard winter time, while the public opinion of the people was more in favor of summer time. Despite this, the negotiations did not continue and for now the clock shift remains part of our tradition.

The movement of the clock is a topic that attracts the attention of the public every year. Although it was originally introduced with a good intention, it is the subject of much debate today. Whether you are for or against moving the clocks, it is important that we are aware of the impact it has on our lives and prepare accordingly.

When do we move the clocks to winter time this fall?!

The shift of the clock, when we will adapt to winter time, will be on Sunday, October 29, 2023.

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