Daylight savings time ends on October 29 2017

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Daylight saving time, which this year began on March 26, ends on October 29 2017 at 3am, when clocks and watches must be turned back one hour.

Daylight saving returns on March 25 2018, when clocks again go forward an hour.

North American daylight savings time ends a week later than the European one, on November 5 2017. This has implications for the time difference between the US and Canada on the one, and Europe on the other hand.

Under normal circumstances, the time difference between Sofia, Bulgaria, which is on Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) at this moment, and the US East Coast is seven hours. For one week, between October 29 and November 5, when Eastern European Time (EET) already applies, but the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) in America is still in summer mode, the difference will be six hours.

Eastern European Time (EET) is always one hour ahead of Central European Time (CET).

The clocks in most modern mobile phones do not need to be switched back, since they will do so automatically. But clocks in most cars need to be set backwards manually. The same applies to kitchen clocks and most conventional watches.

After the end of the daylight savings time, the early mornings will not be that dark anymore, when children go to school for the first shift, while it will get dark earlier in the evenings. But, since the days are getting shorter and shorter by about two minutes a day, until December 21, the difference will not be noticeable for long.

 

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