So, when is Daylight Saving Time for 2014 (often called Daylight Savings Time) in the USA? On November 2, 2014 at 2:00 a.m., set your clocks back one hour … or you could just turn your clocks back before you go to sleep in order to save yourself the hassle. Don’t worry about your cell phones because they reset themselves. If you’re out still partying for Halloween, many bars and restaurants are staying open that extra hour, which means another hour of fun.
The state of Arizona, unlike most of the rest of the United States, doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time, and hasn’t for about 40 years. Hawaii is on the same page as Arizona. Just this past week, Alabama Senator Rusty Glover proposed a bill to keep Alabama on Daylight Saving Time year-round, so Alabama may not be far behind. According to CNN, Daylight Saving Time may be a thing of the past soon as polls reports many just wanting to stick to the same time year-round. Others enjoy the sense of tradition that comes with the changing of the clocks.
So, where did the idea of Daylight Saving Time come from anyway? CNN reports:
The U.S. government started moving into and out of “Daylight Saving Time” during World War I to copy the Germans, who said they were doing it to save fuel. When the war ended, the U.S. government wisely repealed the law since it proved unpopular. During WWII, it came back — again with the notion that it would somehow conserve resources. After the second war, the U.S. converted factories from making bombs to making cars and consumer products. The GIs came home. But Daylight Saving Time just stuck around.
Do you think Daylight Saving Time is a thing of the past or should we keep it going as somewhat of a tradition?