It’s that time again!!!!!! Time to ‘SPRING AHEAD’.
While I’m not a big fan of losing out on any sleep, let alone an entire hour, the pay-off is that we get to enjoy more daylight during our day. I’m willing to accept that trade, aren’t you? I mean I’ve already self-diagnosed myself with a severe case of S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder). I need my Vitamin D folks. Bring on the sun!!!
Here’s a lil fun fact info for you on Daylight Saving Time.
(CNN) — It’s that time of year again. This weekend, you’ll sacrifice an hour of sleep in exchange for a few months of extra daylight.
Set your clocks ahead one hour tonight because Daylight Saving Time officially starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday. It ends the first Sunday in November.
Benjamin Franklin first thought up the idea of daylight saving in 1784. It wasn’t instituted until World War I, when it went into effect to save energy used for lights.
The Standard Time Act established time zones and daylight saving in 1918, but it was short-lived. Daylight saving was repealed the following year.
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The Uniform Time Act of 1966 established Daylight Saving Time throughout the United States and gave states the option to exempt themselves. Hawaii and most of Arizona do not follow Daylight Saving Time. Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa also skip out on the clock-changing fun.
In 1974 and 1975, Congress extended daylight saving to save energy during the energy crisis.
In 2007, Daylight Saving got a few weeks longer, running from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.
About 70 countries around the world observe daylight saving, but many countries near the equator do not.
It’s not universally popular, though. Farmers note that their livestock don’t live by a clock, and complain that they have to adjust their working hours to deal with the animals. Also, any parent will tell you — babies don’t quite get it either.
Which do you prefer — more daylight or more sleep? Weigh in below.
Raise your hand if you’ve always called it “Daylight SavingS Time” (as I raise my hand). Yes, I have no idea why I tacked on the extra ’S’. I’ve always thought I was pronouncing it properly. Oops.