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British Summertime Ends

Don't forget to turn back your clocks and say goodbye to British Summertime - but don't worry, cozy autumn nights are just around the corner.
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Get ready to say goodbye to longer days and hello to cozy nights as British Summertime Ends on October 30! This annual event marks the end of Daylight Saving Time, when clocks are turned back an hour to adjust for the changing seasons. While some may feel a bit sad about losing an hour of daylight, it also means more time for snuggling up with hot cocoa and enjoying the beautiful autumn scenery. So let's embrace this change and make the most out of the upcoming fall season!

History of British Summertime Ends

British Summertime Ends Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1907</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>William Willett's Proposal</div><div class='timeline-text'>William Willett proposed the idea of British Summer Time in a brochure called 'The Waste of Daylight' to make use of the daylight hours during the warmer part of the year.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1916</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>British Summertime Enacted</div><div class='timeline-text'>The practice of changing clocks in summer and winter was first enacted officially during World War I to save on coal usage.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1925</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Permanent Summertime</div><div class='timeline-text'>British Summertime was extended by making the sunrise one hour earlier than GMT continuously during the year.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>GMT Re-introduced</div><div class='timeline-text'>GMT was reinstated as the standard time for half of the year after three years of British Summertime year-round proved unpopular.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2002</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Daylight Saving Time Activism</div><div class='timeline-text'>Proposals to move the clocks forward an additional hour in the winter for a trial period drew attention but no action was taken by the UK Government.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate British Summertime Ends

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw an end of summer BBQ</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family for one last BBQ to celebrate the end of British summertime. Enjoy some delicious food, drinks and good company before the colder months arrive.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a nature walk</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take advantage of the last days of warm weather by going on a nature walk. Enjoy the changing colors of the leaves, crisp air and beautiful scenery before winter sets in.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a bonfire and make s'mores</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather around a bonfire with friends and family to reminisce about the summer months. Roast some marshmallows and make s'mores for a sweet treat to end the evening.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a fall festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out a local fall festival to celebrate the start of autumn. Enjoy seasonal activities, food and drinks, and live entertainment.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a cozy movie night in</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>As the days get shorter and colder, plan a cozy movie night in with friends or family. Pick out some seasonal movies, make some hot cocoa and snuggle up for a relaxing evening indoors.</p></div></div>

Why We Love British Summertime Ends

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an extra hour of sleep</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>As British Summertime ends, we have to turn our clocks back an hour. While many people dread the thought of darker evenings, it also means an extra hour in bed! Take advantage of this bonus snooze time and start your day feeling rested.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cozy up with hot drinks and comfort foods</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, there's nothing better than snuggling up with a hot mug of tea or cocoa and indulging in some warm and comforting food. It's the perfect season for hearty soups, stews, and casseroles.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Exciting festivities and events</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With British Summertime ending, it also marks the beginning of holiday celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, and Christmas. Embrace the festive spirit by attending local events and parties, or have a cozy night in with friends or family.</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts as British Summertime Ends

British Summertime Ends FAQs

When is British Summertime Ends?

British Summertime Ends is celebrated on October 30 every year. In 2024 British Summertime Ends will occur on a Wednesday.

British Summertime Ends Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Oct 30

Monday

2024

Oct 30

Wednesday

2025

Oct 30

Thursday

2026

Oct 30

Friday

2027

Oct 30

Saturday

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