Get Ready To Spring Forward

Sunday is Daylight Saving Time and our clocks will spring forward by an hour. With less than two weeks left until spring and Daylight Saving Time happening this Sunday, we can look forward to more sunlight and longer days, but we will lose an hour of sleep. With so many questions that surround Daylight Saving Time, here at O’Donnell Law Center, we thought it would be fun to dedicate this week’s blog to this mysterious time change.

What is Daylight Saving Time?

We call it “daylight saving time” or even “spring forward”. Most people set their clocks forward an hour before they go to bed Saturday night, but Daylight Saving Time takes place at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 11. Luckily, smart devices like cell phones will automatically change the time. However, don’t forget to change manual clocks.

Daylight Saving Time is centered around making better use of the day’s light. That way it is brighter earlier in the morning and vice versa in the fall.

Where Did Daylight Saving Time Begin?

The modern idea of Daylight Saving Time was brought about by George Hudson in 1895. Hudson is a New Zealand entomologist and astronomer. Hudson came up with this idea due to the fact that he was annoyed with how little daylight there was during the summertime, which was interfering with his study of bugs. When Hudson had presented the idea to the Wellington Philosophical Society, many of the society members didn’t take him seriously.

Who Came Up With Our Modern Daylight Saving Time?

During World War I, the German Empire believed that something similar to Daylight Saving Time would conserve fuel during the war. In 1916, they were the first to switch their clocks to save daylight. Two years later, in 1918, the U.S. enacted a Daylight Saving Time law as a way to also conserve fuel during World War I.

With Daylight Saving Time taking place this Sunday, we wanted to remind you to set your clocks ahead an hour before you go to sleep Saturday night. How do you feel about Daylight Saving Time? Do you think it still conserves energy in this modern day, or is it archaic and annoying? 


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