Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward – or “Spring Ahead” – this weekend! Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013.
If that feels a little early to you, it’s because we used to move from Standard Time to Daylight Saving Time in early April, not early March. Since 2007, when the Energy Act of 2005 took effect, we have changed the clocks in November and March rather than October and April, as most of us were once accustomed to doing. That means more than two thirds of each year (245 days) is now in DST.
Did you know that Ben Franklin himself is credited with the idea of changing the clocks? Read Franklin’s original letter in which he explained why we should make the sun rise later.
What do you think about Daylight Saving Time? Do you like the new dates, the old dates, or would you prefer no clock changing at all?