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Time Zone and Time Changes in Malta 2024

When Does Daylight Saving Time Begin in Malta in 2024?

After the Easter weekend, on 31.03.2024 at 02:00 AM, clocks in Malta will be set forward one hour to 3 AM.

Time zones measure the difference from UTC (Universal Time Coordinated). The island of Malta has a time zone of UTC+1 in winter and UTC+2 in summer. Malta follows Central European Time (CET) like:

  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Croatia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary

Travelers and emigrants from these countries do not need to adjust their watches upon arrival at Malta Airport.

When Does Standard Time Begin in Malta in 2024?

Malta switches to daylight saving time and back to standard time every year. In the summer, clocks are set forward one hour, and in the winter, they are set back one hour, based on Central European Time. On 27.10.2024 at 03:00 AM, standard time begins in Malta.

  • Daylight Saving Time 2023: 26.03.2023 02:00 to 29.10.2023 03:00
  • Standard Time 2023–2024: 30.10.2023 03:00 to 31.03.2024 02:00
  • Daylight Saving Time 2024: 31.03.2024 02:00 to 27.10.2024 03:00
  • Standard Time 2024–2025: 27.10.2024 03:00 to 30.03.2025 02:00
  • Daylight Saving Time 2025: 30.03.2025 02:00 to 26.10.2025 03:00
  • Standard Time 2025–2026: 26.10.2025 03:00 to 29.03.2026 02:00
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Since When Has Time Change Been Implemented in Malta?

In Malta, daylight saving time has been in effect since 04.06.1916. There were no time changes from 1921 to 1939 and from 1949 to 1965, as well as in 1941.

Who Invented Daylight Saving Time and Made the First Change?

There are conflicting statements about the inventor of daylight saving time. The earliest known time change occurred in Port Arthur, Canada, on 01.07.1908. At midnight, the clock was set forward one hour. The plan was to make more use of sunlight during the months of July and August.

FAQs – You Have Questions? We Have the Answers About Malta's Time Zone!

In Malta, the longest day of sunlight in the year 2024 is on Thursday, 20 June 2024.

The least sunlight in Malta in 2024 is between 21 December and 23 December.

At the beginning of spring and autumn, Malta has equal lengths of daylight and darkness. This applies to the entire world.

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