Daylight Savings Time This Weekend!

 

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time

 

Don’t forget to spring your clocks forward one hour Saturday night or Sunday morning this weekend for Daylight Savings Time. Although you may wake up and still be in the dark, you’ll gain an extra hour of evening sunlight. Benjamin Franklin was the person who originally suggested Daylight Savings Time as a means to “burn less midnight oil”. Germany was the first country to adopt DST on a large scale during World War 1 as a means to reduce artificial lighting and save coal for the war. Other countries soon realized the benefits, as well. In 1918, the United States enacted a federal law that standardized the yearly start and end date for Daylight Savings Time but allowed individual states to decide whether to utilize it or not. During World War 2, the United States mandated the use of Daylight Savings Time as a way to save resources. Since the end of WWII, the United States made it optional to adopt DST, though and Arizona and Hawaii are the two states that do not observe Daylight Savings Time.

 

By Craig Levine

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