When Do We Make the Time Change?
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is coming to an end. Now wait...I don't mean in the next few days. We still have to get through summer and the beginning of fall. Autumn officially takes place on Tuesday, September 22. The date that we change our clocks will be coming our way in about 9 weeks.
So what is Daylight Saving Time? It's the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight.
Now to start off let's make one thing clear, it's Daylight Saving Time, not Savings time. For most of the United States, the time of the change will be at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 3. For many the clocks will be changed before they go to bed on Saturday, November 2. There's a couple of states, a select few, that day is just a regular Sunday. Not all states observe Daylight Saving Time. Arizona and Hawaii opted out to observe Daylight Saving Time.
According to an article from Reader's Digest:
Hawaii abandoned the law in 1967 because, well, it just didn’t make sense. One of the benefits of Daylight Saving Time is that there’s more daylight in the evening. But in Hawaii, the sun rises and sets at about the same time every day. Arizona followed suit in 1968 because it also gets a lot of daylight year round.
The best way to remember what you do in the fall and in the spring is memorizing the saying, " Spring Forward...Fall Back."