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Changing from summertime to wintertime

No one knows what will happen in 2021 with seasonal time change, however, this year in Denmark you certainly need to change your clocks to stay on time. Do you remember if it is back or forth?

By Bente D. Knudsen

It is that time of the year – we need to change the clock again. You might be one of those always forgetting which way to turn the clock?

To remember, just use the simple garden furniture rule: take in the garden furniture for the cold and wet season – meaning put your clock one hour back.

So on Saturday 26 October, the night from Saturday to Sunday,  as you go to bed – put the clock an hour back – allowing you to sleep an hour longer that night.

Officially the clocks are changed at 03:00 from 03:00 to 02:00.

Denmark has not decided what to do in 2021, when the suggestion that changeover from summer to wintertime be abolished,  and the Danish Government has suggested to ask the Danes what they want; to change to either summer or winter time all year, or to keep changing back and forth every season.

A compromise deal needs to be discussed this autumn between the European Parliament and the new EU Commission, as it would disrupt the EU to have some countries on wintertime while others stay on summertime.

The Danish position has been not to let each country decide on its own. The changeover has been the same in all EU countries since 1980.