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2018-03-08 15:35:58
Daylight Savings is Here

Daylight Savings Time (DST) is most well known for two specific days. The day in fall when DST creates a magical time when everyone gets an extra hour of , and the day in spring when DST destroys the hopes and dreams of millions by stealing an hour of from everyone.

Where Did It Come From?

Contrary to popular belief, DST was first practiced in 1908 by a small town in Canada called Port Arthur. However, similar clock changing practices were observed by ancient civilizations. It wasn’t until 1916 that Germany popularized DST during World War 1. The idea behind Germany’s time change was to save fuel for the way be reducing the amount of artificial light needed during the night.

DST in the US

DST is not actually a federally mandated practice. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 allows any state in the nation to opt out of using DST. Currently, Arizona is the only state in the continental US that opts out. Hawaii and all of the United States territories also do not observe DST.

How do I Remember?

The simple saying to help you remember when to set your clock forward and when it set it backward is, “spring forward; fall back.”


Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/us/daylight-saving-usa.html

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