Don’t forget to set your clocks back! That’s right, Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 3 at exactly 2:00 a.m.
Many Americans observe Daylight Savings Time, but really do not know the reasoning behind it, or when it takes place.
Dayfinder.com gives a clear definition of Daylight Savings Time. “Daylight Daylight Savings Time, or DST, begins on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November. In March, clocks are moved forward one hour from 2am standard time to 3am DST, and in November, clocks are moved back one hour from 2am DST to 1am standard time. The phrase “spring forward, fall back” is a helpful reminder of these time changes.”
The federal government does not require the time change, and there are several states and territories that choose not to participate. Those who do not observe Daylight Savings Time are, Hawaii, Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.
So, for those of you living in areas where Daylight Savings Time is observed, enjoy your extra hour of sleep!
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