Clocks Turn Back

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Iran will officially turn clocks back by one hour at midnight (1930 GMT) on Friday, September 21, readjusting to standard time after six months of practicing Daylight Saving Time (DST).

The shorter hours of daylight in the evenings will run until March 21, 2019, when clocks will be readjusted forward by an hour, IRNA reported.

In 2007 the Majlis passed a bill mandating the official time to be changed twice a year.

According to the bill, the official time is changed once at the beginning of the calendar year (on March 20 or March 21 on leap years) and once at the start of the second half of the year.

DST is the convention of advancing clocks by one hour so that evenings include more hours of daylight.

Last month Reuters reported that the European Union  would propose a legal change that would end the ritual of switching between summer and winter time, leaving it up to governments across the bloc to agree on whether to permanently use summer time or winter time.


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