Americans – except for those in Arizona and Hawaii – will wake up this Sunday, March 10, and realize an hour has been deleted from their day. Welcome to daylight saving time! Beginning on March 14 2:00 a.m. through November 7 2:00 a.m., clocks will ‘Spring forward’ an hour.
The short answer to why we go through this yearly ritual is so that we can enjoy more of the natural daylight in the Summertime. So the hour people will lose on Sunday is totally worth it to enjoy more daylight in the Summer!
This is not a worldwide phenomenon. Less than 40 percent of the world participates in daylight saving time, according to timeanddate.com.
Daylight saving time has been traced back to Benjamin Franklin who floated the idea around in 1784. This practice started in 1916 in Germany and Austria when they turned their clocks an hour ahead, according to timeanddate.com.
America formally started daylight saving time in 1918 and continued the tradition ever since.
Enjoy this video, when you wake to enjoy your 23 hour day! Remember to set your clocks an hour ahead.
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