Did you know that Daylight Saving Time Ends? It’s a fun time of the year where we all get to adjust our clocks one hour forward. This means more sunlight during the day and less at night. The first Daylight Saving Day was in March 1918, but it wasn’t until 1966 when Congress passed a law requiring Americans to change their clocks twice a year. But what do you do when Daylight Saving Time Ends?
History Of Daylight Saving Time Ends
Although Benjamin Franklin first proposed a two-hour time change during the summer to take advantage of natural daylight in Paris France, his proposal was never acted upon. It wasn’t until World War I that countries began changing their clocks with Germany being the first on April 30th, 1916. While this applied only for wartime, Daylight Saving Time Ends continued until 1919.
Canada was the first country to implement Daylight Saving Time in 1908, but only for the province of Saskatchewan. While other provinces quickly followed suit, it wasn’t until 1916 that this became a nationwide policy. Canada’s neighbor to the south also implemented DLSD during World War I and continued with it after the war.
While Australia and New Zealand also implemented Daylight Saving Time in 1916, it was only during the summers. This continued until 1927 when all of Australia decided to observe DLSD year-round except Tasmania. Because this change required a unanimous vote from each state’s parliament, not every state agreed at once so some observed DLSD while others did not for a few years.
In the United States, Daylight Saving Time was not observed from 1920 until World War II. In 1945, President Truman signed a bill into law that would institute DLSD to save coal and energy during the war. The Uniform Act of 1966 put this same rule on all states nationwide except Arizona where they decided it wasn’t necessary.
Today, Daylight Saving Time Ends is observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Unfortunately for most of us, not every state observes DLSD so we need to adjust our clocks with either spring forward or fall back depending on which time zone you live in. For those that do observe DLSD, we will all get to enjoy an extra hour of sunlight this Sunday night.
Now that you know the history and significance behind Daylight Saving Time Ends, what do you plan on doing? Perhaps you can use some more daylight during your work commute or take a stroll around the neighborhood after dinner with friends. While it may seem like just a small adjustment, it’s a great reminder to plan our days in the sun.
What else will you do this Sunday night when Daylight Saving Time Ends? Let us know in your comments below!
How to Celebrate Daylight Saving Time Ends?
-Buy a new watch and change the time on it. It’s fun and exciting! Maybe you’ll get lucky and your clock will be wrong so you can say “haha, I told you this would happen!”
-Go out for an extra hour of trick or treating with the kids.
-Take a family photo in front of the clock and post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with #daylightsavingsends [see image].
-Go to bed when it’s nighttime outside! Stay up all night and see if you can tell any difference between your bedroom window at 11:59 pm versus midnight.
-Some people do not like to change their clock. They may resist it or complain about how tired they are all day long.
-The time change can also be a trigger for depression and anxiety in some adults who have a history of this type of mental illness. If you know someone going through these types of problems, it’s best to be supportive.
-If you are having a hard time adjusting back to the old times, try binge-watching something on Netflix! It will take your mind off of things and give you time to relax with some entertainment.