Daylight Saving Time Ends: Clocks Set to Turn Back This Week
Lithuania will bid farewell to Daylight Saving Time (DST) this week, as the clock will need to be set back by one hour on the night from Saturday to Sunday.
Winter time will remain in effect until the end of March next year. During this period, the daytime will begin earlier in the morning and end sooner in the evening compared to the extended daylight hours of summer.
The practice of transitioning between Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time aims to make the most of the available daylight. However, critics argue that these time changes can have adverse effects on health.
Time changes in Lithuania, as in the entire European Union (EU), are carried out twice a year in accordance with EU directives.
The idea of abandoning the biannual clock adjustments is supported by the European Commission and the European Parliament, but the majority of EU member states have yet to endorse this move.
As the days grow shorter and darker, it’s time for Lithuanians to set their clocks back and prepare for the winter season.