Almost Time To Spring Forward

Almost Time To Spring Forward

Image title


WHEN IS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME?

WHEN DO WE CHANGE OUR CLOCKS?


When is Daylight Saving Time 2017? When do you change your clocks for Daylight Saving? How did this practice of DST begin? The Old Farmer’s Almanac (around since the beginning of time or, at least, Benjamin Franklin’s day) answers your questions …

Daylight Saving Time is the practice of changing the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and changing them back again in the fall. Find out when the seasons start here. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight, however, DST has many detractors.

Note that it’s called “Daylight Saving” (not “Savings”). OK, now that THAT’S out of the way …

WHEN IS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME 2017?

  • When do we set our clocks forward? Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 12, at 2:00 A.M.  Remember to “spring ahead” and set your clocks forward 1 hour (i.e., losing one hour). (We do this Saturday night when we go to bed.)

  • When do we set our clocks back? Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, at 2:00 A.M.  Now, we “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour (i.e., regaining one hour).

(The exceptions to DST are Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.)

WHY IS THERE DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME?

Here’s the short history of this phenomenon …

Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea in 1784. The idea was revived in 1907, when William Willett, an Englishman, proposed a similar system in the pamphlet The Waste of Daylight.

The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light-extending system in 1915 as a fuel-saving measure during World War I. The British switched one year later, and the United States followed in 1918, when Congress passed the Standard Time Act, which established our time zones. This experiment lasted only until 1920, when the law was repealed due to opposition from dairy farmers (cows don’t pay attention to clocks).

During World War II, Daylight Saving Time was imposed once again (this time year-round) to save fuel. Since then, Daylight Saving Time has been used on and off, with different start and end dates. Currently, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday of March and ends at 2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November.

Share your thoughts about DST below—and see readers’ comments from the past. As you can see, our Almanac readers are quite passionate about this topic!

SOURCE: 

The Old Farmer's Almanac

Shared by Richard Emanuele of Team Emanuele Real Estate at Simply Vegas
Office: 702-570-0073 / Cell 702-506-4090
teamemanuele@gmail.com
"When You Hire Team Emanuele Expect Excellence"


Richard Emanuele Headshot
Author:
Phone: 702-506-4090
Dated: March 3rd 2017
Views: 388
About Richard: Richard Emanuele is a top Producing Real Estate agent who holds distinguished designations such as: ...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

The 15 Best Places With A Happy Hour In Las Vegas - The 15 Best Places with a Happy
Things To Do In Las Vegas In August 2018 - There’s fun for everyone in Las
8 Tips For Buying A Luxury Home In Las Vegas - Whether you're shopping for a
4th Of July Fireworks Schedule - Times and Where to WatchThis 4th

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

Team Emanuele Real Estate
3046 South Durango Drive
Las Vegas, NV
702-475-6473
702-685-3600

Other Locations