Time change is a phenomenon that generates double the debate every year in Spain. These are not exact times: the so-called winter schedule is implemented for five months and the summer schedule for seven, although it is surprising that it begins to operate in autumn and spring. The closest case, the winter, occurs when autumn is more than beginning. The long summer afternoons, which begin to shorten with the arrival of the solstice at the end of June, call the sun to sleep earlier and earlier, but at a certain moment in October, the -development at night can be more radical.
Wintertime has been in effect for nearly half a century on the last Sunday in October. It was done at dawn, and it is automatic in all digital watches, which are now almost 95% of those in existence. At 3:00 it jumps back to 2:00, and that night is more profitable for everyone.: Those who party have 60 extra minutes, and those who sleep will see their sleep hours increase. In 2023, the event will arrive on October 29.
Time change: energy saving or old-fashioned measure?
The reason for this move is known, although there are always as many detractors as defenders of its effectiveness in Spain. The idea is that the working day is adjusted as much as possible to daylight hours and energy is saved, however, When Christmas comes that doesn’t happen anymore, because it gets dark around 6 in the evening, or even before.
The transition to the summer season takes place with the newly released spring, on the first Sunday of March, and also in the early morning hours. In this case, the jump reaches 2:00, which automatically becomes 3:00.