What Hours Are Considered Evening?

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The evening is generally understood to encompass the hours from before sunset to just after nightfall or bedtime, a period of time that ranges from roughly 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. In general, the term “evening” is used to describe a vague period of time that is somewhere between the afternoon and night.

In England’s Midlands and in the southern part of the United States, the term “evening” is used to describe an even longer portion of the day. In these parts of the world, what is known as “evening” starts at around 12 p.m. and concludes just after the sun goes down.