Bulgaria Unwinds Clocks by Hour on Sunday

Society | October 28, 2006, Saturday // 00:00
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Unwinds Clocks by Hour on Sunday Children will have an hour more this weekend to play and entertain in the sun-lit parks and gardens, as Bulgarians put the hands of the clock an hour back at 4 a.m. on Sunday. Photo by Nadya Kotseva (Sofia Photo Agency)

Bulgaria is setting the clocks back at 4.00 am sharp on October 29 to return to standard time.

According to psychologists one needs a fortnight to adapt to the new rhythm.

In accordance with chronology rules installed by the Bulgarian government, the country switches to Daylight Saving Time for the period between March 27 to October 30 every year.

Bulgaria introduced the time-saving switch in summer and winter in 1979, almost seventy years after it was applied for the first time in Great Britain, in 1908.

Since 1981 European Community (EC) Directives have prescribed the start and end dates of summer time in member states. These are set as the last Sundays in March and October respectively.

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