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Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

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Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

Anyone can advice me when will the daylight saving start in Oct?

I read somewhere it will start on 28 Oct 2013?

Will it be very crowded during halloween school holiday (From 20 Oct to 2 Nov)?

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Thanks!

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1. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

DST started on Sunday 31 March 2013, 02:00 France standard time

DST ends on Sunday 27 October 2013, 03:00 France daylight time

Since summer time in 2013 ends at 3 o.clock in the morning, when it is dark, effectively what you were told is correct.

Hope this helps.

Edited: 25 September 2013, 09:36
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2. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

Thank you! Our flight out of Paris is on 28 Oct morning! So we better set our time before we go to bed!

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3. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

Actually the time changes during the night from Saturday the 26th to Sunday the 27th so you will be turning the clock back on Saturday night, not the night before your flight.

The good news is even if you forgot to reset the time you would be early everywhere on Sunday and Monday rather than late :)

Edited: 25 September 2013, 17:24
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4. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

Yikes. We arrive on the 26th of October. I hope with massive jet lag, we remember to turn the clocks back before we go to bed. :)

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5. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

Lucky you! You get an extra hour in Paris.

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6. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

Nobody arriving in Paris will notice the existence of Halloween.

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7. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

K2, not that I care, but it was my understanding that Halloween celebrations were becoming more and more common in Paris, no?

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8. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

A younger crowd still go in for it....and some younger kids.

Last year we were around Bastille and there was a fair bit going on.

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9. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

Happy, Halloween got popular in France about 10 years ago or so (with kids trick and treating, etc to the point I even bought a few treats a couple of years in a row) but it died out after a few years. You don't see it as much now, except for a few isolated events. In any case I don't expect any visitors any more and you don't see decorations in stores any more.

Edited: 25 September 2013, 18:54
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10. Re: Oct in Paris - daylight saving, Halloween holiday

Thinking about it the short lived fad was over 10 years ago since I was still working at my previous school so it was in the late 90's early 2000's. So it actually started declining 10 years ago.