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The weekend gets longer

29.10.2012 From our online archive
For anyone who complains the weekend isn't long enough there is good news as Luxembourg gains an extra hour on Sunday morning.

For anyone who complains the weekend isn't long enough there is good news as Luxembourg gains an extra hour on Sunday morning.

The annual daylight saving time (DST) clock change is effective from 3am on Sunday morning, when clocks should be reset to 2am.

While, it means residents may receive an extra hour in bed or out on the town, as winter approaches it will ensure the mornings are lighter.

DST was first introduced in 1916 in Manitoba, Canada. The same year Germany and its World War I allies were the first countries to use DST to conserve coal during wartime. Britain and most of its allies as well as many neutral countries soon followed and the US adopted it in 1918.

The time at which the clocks are reset differs from country to country and depends on their time zone and national legislation.

The US and parts of Canada, for example, set their clocks back from 2am to 1am and Azerbaijan resets its clocks at 5am. To make matters more confusing, Brazil and Fiji, among other countries, will set their clocks forward on Saturday.