Daylight Saving Time
On March 13, the U.S. will impose its Daylight Saving Time on millions of clocks, the earliest ever springtime adjustment.
Daylight Saving (not Savings) Time in most of the U.S. is the second Sunday in March and runs until the first Sunday in November. Clocks and timepieces will revert from standard time to one hour earlier during those dates.
Remember, it's spring forward and fall back.
Japan, India, and China are the only major industrialized countries that do not observe some form of daylight saving. Most equatorial and tropical countries do not observe Daylight Saving, since daylight hours are similar during every season and there is no advantage to moving clocks forward during the summer.
City folk, according to Michael Downing in his history of Daylight Saving Time titled Spring Forward, frequently blame farmers for wanting "more daylight for their chores." But when Daylight Saving was first proposed early in the 20th century farmers were the loudest voices against the idea.
"From the first, farmers opposed Daylight Saving, which was an urban idea of a good idea, hatched in London and cultivated in the cities of Europe and the northern United States," he explains. (Continued in Rural Delivery)
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