Summer Time In Switzerland Begins on Sunday
Switzerland will spring forward its clock on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at two o'clock in the morning. This will mark the beginning of summertime in the country, popularly known as Daylight Saving Time. Switzerland will remain on DST until the end of October this year. Many countries have already switched to Daylight Saving Time on March 14, 2021, on the same day and time.
Though many citizens support DST, some are not in favor of this yearly practice. Ditching Daylight Saving Time has been a never-ending debate and became a political discussion subject throughout the years. In the last three years, 84% of 4.6 million people who took part in a public consultation across Europe called for an end to Daylight Saving Time.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the 2018 EU Commission President, stated that millions of people believe that summertime would be year-round in the future. Though there have been several petitions to end DST, the European Union level and other individual stats have not decided whether to abolish Daylight Saving Time. At this time, Switzerland continues to follow the development of other countries.
The Swiss government has decided to align the time with its neighboring countries because of economic reasons. If people remember, the Central European Time (CET) was introduced at the end of the 19th century, while Daylight Saving Time was introduced in 1980. Since there are still no decisions regarding the call for an end of DST, Switzerland needs to prepare for the coming spring forward and learn how to adapt to the clock changes.