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.
the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1:00 a.m. Universal
Time (Greenwich Mean Time). It begins the last Sunday in March and ends
the last Sunday in October. In the EU, all time zones change at the
For many Europeans, Summer Time marks the end of school, brings warmer
temperatures and longer days, and fosters an atmosphere of relaxation.
that we're on the verge of moving out of Standard Time -- or "God's
time," as some would have it -- the fingers of blame for the senseless
exercise called Daylight Saving will soon be wagging again. And, as
they have done for more than a century, many of those digits will point
"out there" toward the countryside and rural areas where the backward
and ignorant farmers who came up with the idea reside.
This, of course, is contrary to what I know about Daylight Saving. All
the farmers I've met or have heard from on the matter have been pretty
much opposed to a scheme that pushes morning chores an hour deeper into
darkness in order to afford bankers, doctors and Congressmen an extra
hour of golf in the evening.
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
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