Daylight Saving Time is coming soon! Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour for Sunday, November 7th, 2021

What is Daylight Saving Time (DST) all about? DST was created by Benjamin Franklin to conserve energy usage by allowing for a longer amount of natural daylight in the evenings. Today’s use is similar. We use DST to make the days seem “longer” (the sun sets later in the evening) during the summer and to make the mornings not so dark in the winter. The United States adopted DST in 1918 and has been using it since.

When is Daylight Saving Time? DST occurs between the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November. (In the US, other countries may differ.) It can be difficult to remember when to set the clock back an hour and when to set it forward an hour. An easy way to remember this is the expressions
“spring forward” and “fall back,” because in the spring we lose one hour by setting the clocks forward and in the fall we gain one hour by setting the clocks backward.