In Case You Weren't Aware, The Clocks Are Changing This Weekend

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The clock change officially happens on Sunday, March 25 at 2am , which means you should put your clock forward an hour.

When the clocks go forward, it's time to repay that extra hour in bed you had in October. This is because the days will be longer and the nights shorter. So be prepared to lose a precious 60 minutes this weekend.

In the Czech Republic the shift to summertime, introduced for economic reasons, has been implemented, with a number of breaks, for 39 years. 

Internet-connected phones and devices are supposed to change automatically, but it would be wise to set your analogue clocks and alarms before you head to bed.

Why do the clocks go forward? Why do we change our clocks?

The modern concept of moving the clocks forward during the summer months was formally proposed in 1895 by British-born entomologist and astronomer George Vernon Hudson, who emigrated to New Zealand as a teenager.

A member of the 1907 Sub-Antarctic Islands Scientific Expedition, Mr Hudson’s shift work patterns gave him ample leisure time, giving him the appreciation of what could be achieved with extra daylight hours.

The idea was later implemented by the German Empire with Austria-Hungary formally introducing the first national DST on April 30, 1916.

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