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When Is Daylight Saving Time 2016?

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So, when is Daylight Saving Time for 2016 (which is often called Daylight Savings Time) in the USA during the Fall? This year, the date falls in November. So, on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00 a.m., set your clocks back one hour … or you could just turn your clocks back before you go to sleep on Saturday night in order to save yourself the trouble. Don’t worry about your cell phones because they reset themselves. And, if you’re out for the night, some bars and restaurants stay open that extra hour, which means another hour of fun, but you’ll have to check with your local establishments.

Sunrise will now be an hour earlier and you can click here for a sun calculator to find out what time the sun rises in your area.

There are several states and areas that do not follow Daylight Saving Time and those include Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. The state of Arizona (except for the Navajo Nation in the northern part of Arizona), unlike most of the rest of the United States, doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time, and hasn’t for about 40 years.

So, where does Daylight Saving Time originate from? CNN previously reported that the government starting moving into and out of “Daylight Saving Time” during World War I to copy the Germans, who apparently were using the time change to save fuel. After the war, the U.S. got rid of Daylight Saving Time, but, during WWII, it returned and ended up staying in the U.S.

Even so, there are reports that versions of Daylight Saving Time started back in the 1800s. Apparently, New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in the year 1895.

So, just to recap, if you go to bed before 2:00 a.m., don’t forget to fix your clocks to avoid confusion when you wake.

Daylight Saving Time will begin again Sunday, March 12, 2017.


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