It’s almost that time of the year again — daylight saving time is ending. The sun will rise earlier and the sun will set earlier. Find out when you should set your clocks back now!
Daylight saving time 2015 is coming to a close. Get ready for the sun to be shining when you wake up and for it to be dark on your way home from work. Don’t wake up an hour earlier than you need to this year by forgetting to set your clocks back. Here’s everything you need to know about daylight saving time ending this year.
Daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 1. So for all of you out there who are celebrating Halloween, you’ll get an extra hour to do so. Daylight saving time used to end in late October, but Congress moved it to the first Sunday in November in 2007. Daylight saving time begins the second Sunday in March.
Unlike most of the United States, Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa don’t practice daylight saving time, according to Syracuse.com. There’s a reason why most of the U.S. observes daylight saving time. It saves energy, saves lives, prevents traffic injuries and reduces crime, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The U.S. government started observing daylight saving time during World War I to copy the Germans, who said they were doing it to conserve fuel, according to CNN. After the war ended, the law was repealed. However, daylight saving time came up again in World War II to save feul. After that, it seemed to stick in the United States.
So don’t forget to set your clocks back this Sunday, Nov. 1! You’re going to want that extra hour of sleep before the work/school week begins! Daylight saving time will being on March 8, 2016.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for daylight saving time to end? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson