For most Americans, daylight saving time begins in 2017 at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 11th, when most states spring forward and daylight saving time resumes.
The federal government doesn’t require U.S. states or territories to observe daylight saving time, which is why residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands won’t need to turn back their clocks this weekend.
One of the biggest reasons we change our clocks to Daylight Saving Time (DST) is that it reportedly saves electricity.
Time zones were first used by the railroads in 1883 to standardize their schedules.
Hopefully, since we’re springing forward it will feel more like Spring, which officially begins on March 20th. But before you know it, we’ll get hit by a heat wave and complain about it being to hot rather than too cold.
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