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Summer Time Dates

Since 1995 October 22, all member states of the European Union have used a common date and time for the beginning and end of the summer time period, i.e., the period of the year during which the clocks are put forward by 60 minutes compared with the rest of the year.

The Ninth Directive 2000/84/EC states that from 2002 onwards, in every Member State, the summer-time period shall begin at 1.00 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on the last Sunday in March, and shall end at 1.00 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on the last Sunday in October.

Year Summer Time Begins Summer Time Ends
2013 31 March 27 October
2014 30 March 26 October
2015 29 March 25 October

View archive of Summer Time Dates since 1916

Last Updated: 28 Mar 2013
Created: 17 Oct 2012

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