Latvia to switch back to winter time on October 30

  • 2022-10-20
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The summer daylight saving time (DST) period will end at 4:00 a.m., October 30, and Latvia will switch back to standard time, setting clocks one hour back, LETA was told at the Economics Ministry.

In 2018, it was proposed to scrap the seasonal time change in Europe. The European Commission therefore carried out an EU-wide survey, in which most respondents said that the current system should be abolished, but no decisions have been made in this respect.

The next switch back to DST will therefore take place on March 26, 2023, with a switch to winter time scheduled for October 29. 

Latvia has been resetting clocks to DST and back to standard time since 1981. Since 1887, DST is effective from the last Sunday of March until the last Sunday of October.