Time Change 2021

Time Change 2021

When Does Daylight Saving Time End This Year?

Adjust your clocks Saturday night! Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 2:00 A.M. At this time, clocks "fall back" one hour, giving us more daylight in the dark autumn and winter mornings. See details about the history of "saving daylight" and why we still observe DST today. Plus, let us know what you think!

What Is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during the summer months and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight: moving the clocks forward one hour in the spring grants us more daylight during summer evenings, while moving clocks back one hour in the fall grants us more daylight during winter mornings. However, DST has many detractors—and rightfully so! (Read more about this below.) 

When Is Daylight Saving Time This Year? When Does the Time Change?

Daylight Saving Time always begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. To remember which way to set their clocks, folks often use the expression, "spring forward, fall back." (Note that these dates are for locations in the United States and Canada only; other countries may follow different dates!) 

Is It Daylight "saving" or "savings" Time?

The correct term is "Daylight Saving Time" and not "Daylight Savings Time" (with an extra "s"), though many of us are guilty of saying it the wrong way. The technical explanation is that the word “saving” is singular because it acts as part of an adjective rather than a verb. (Source: www.almanac.com)

Why Did Daylight Saving Time Start?

Should be blame Ben? Benjamin Franklin’s “An Economical Project,” written in 1784, is the earliest known proposal to “save” daylight. It was whimsical in tone, advocating laws to compel citizens to rise at the crack of dawn to save the expense of candlelight: (Source: www.almanac.com)

Dst's True Founder?

The first true proponent of Daylight Saving Time was an Englishman named William Willet. A London builder, he conceived the idea while riding his horse early one morning in 1907. He noticed that the shutters of houses were tightly closed even though the Sun had risen. In “The Waste of Daylight,” the manifesto of his personal light-saving campaign, Willet wrote, “Everyone appreciates the long, light evenings. Everyone laments their shrinkage as the days grow shorter; and nearly everyone has given utterance to a regret that the nearly clear, bright light of an early morning during Spring and Summer months is so seldom seen or used. . . . That so many as 210 hours of daylight are, to all intents and purposes, wasted every year is a defect in our civilization. Let England recognise and remedy it.” (Source: www.almanac.com)

When Did Daylight Saving Time Begin?

Benjamin Franklin is often credited with first proposing daylight saving in his 1784 essay "An Economical Project." The idea wasn't seriously considered, however, until more than a century later, when William Willetts, a British builder, fiercely advocated for it. (Source: www.usatoday.com)

What You Need to Know About the History of Daylight Saving Time : Npr

What you need to know about the history of daylight saving time More than a third of U.S. states now support the idea of making daylight saving time permanent. It's already in effect for about eight months of the year. 



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