Daylight Saving Time Begins

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2022 DateMarch 13, 2022
2023 DateMarch 12, 2023
Daylight Saving Time Begins

Daylight Saving Time Begins History

Daylight Savings Time was started to provide workers with more hours of daylight during the summertime. It also aimed to save energy. Daylight Savings Time was first introduced in 1918 in the U.S. It was not until the Uniform Act of 1966 that states had to either observe Daylight Savings Time or pass laws to abstain from it. It is observed annually in the beginning of March.

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Daylight Saving Time Begins Facts

  • Daylight Savings Time in 2021 started on Sunday, March 14. at 2:00 a.m. local time. Clocks shifted forward one hour, making the local time 3:00 a.m. Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 a.m. Clocks will reverse one hour making the local time 1:00 a.m.
  • When Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins in the Northern Hemisphere, it is ending in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Benjamin Franklin first proposed the idea of DST in 1784. He wrote An Economical Project for the Journal of Paris, wherein he discussed the cost of oil for lamps as well as working while it was dark, and sleeping while it was day.
  • Daylight Savings Time changes at 2:00 a.m. This time is selected in an effort to provide the least amount of inconvenience to businesses and citizens.
  • DST always begins on the second Sunday in March, and ends on the first Sunday in November.
  • Hawaii and Arizona do not use DST. Only part of Indiana used it, but since 2006, it's used throughout the whole state.

Daylight Saving Time Begins Top Events and Things to Do

  • Move your clocks forward 1 hour before bed on Saturday night before the Daylight Saving Time day in March.
  • Go to bed an hour earlier Saturday night before Daylight Savings Time to catch up on sleep.
  • Get outside and enjoy the extra hour of daylight.
  • Replace the batteries in the smoke alarm and carbon dioxide monitors.
  • Clean out the medicine cabinet. Dispose of all medicines properly.

Daylight Saving Time Begins - References and Related Sites

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