Standard Time, Daylight Saving Time, Sommerzeit, Winterzeit… What?

For those of you in Germany who wake up one hour before the morning bell rings at the moment: Did you know that it’s standard time again? You know. But your inner clock doesn’t. It could be worse. In March your inner clock helps you to arrive one hour too late at the airport, or at work or…

On April 13, 1916 the game of time-jumping was officially started over here. The English term “Daylight Saving Time” gives you the reason for it. In Germany we call it “summer time” instead – which is also true by the way.

In Europe all previously different time-changing-versions were brought to a common one (as presented in the graphic above) in 1994.

But what about the US, West?

 

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2 thoughts on “Standard Time, Daylight Saving Time, Sommerzeit, Winterzeit… What?

  1. As we fear the night time as well, we do the same here in the New World, but – to assure that we’re different from the Old World, we start a week earlier and end a week later than you do in the EU.

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