Daylight Savings Time 2015: All you need to know about spring forward, date
Daylight Savings Time or DST is here once again. The practice that started close to five decades ago continues without any pause. People have to â€˜spring forwardâ€™ and then move backward at two different times of the year.
A large number of people feel confused despite doing it so religiously all those years. Notwithstanding the fact that they dislike the practice and find it very annoying, they continue to do it as they have no other options.
There are two states in the US as well where this practice is not followed. One such state is Hawaii, where Daylight Savings Time or DST is not followed unlike the rest of the US.
Come March 8 and you are expected to move your clocks forward by one hour. Now people will have to get up earlier and start for office early accordingly. At 2 a.m. you will have to move your watch forward by one hour to keep pace with the rest of United States when the sun rises. Otherwise you will end up looking like being late everywhere you go.
The change in clock twice a year has been based on a mandate passed in Congress, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires a twice-a-year turning of clocks to gain an hour of daylight each day. This spring the Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8, Sunday. And you will have to follow it till November 8 when you will need to move your clock back by one hour.
Despite the Daylight Savings Time looking like a nuisance to many, it is practiced in around 70 countries across the world. It was conceptualized by Benjamin Franklin who in the year 1784 presented it as an energy saving measure. But we should keep in mind that the world was energy starved at that time that is not the case now. Germany adopted Daylight Savings Time in the year 1916. In the US it was adopted two years later in 1918. But it was dropped and adopted again in 966.
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