Latvia to switch to daylight saving time this weekend

  • 2022-03-21
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Like many other countries of the world, Latvia will revert from standard time to daylight saving time (DST) early on Sunday by setting clocks one hour forward, according information released by the Economics Ministry.

The transition to DST or summer time will take place at 3:00 a.m. Sunday, March 27.

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. On September 12, 2018, the European Commission proposed a new draft directive to end the seasonal time change across the EU as of 2019.

Latvia generally supports the scrapping of the seasonal time change after the adoption of the new directive.

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.