What is Daylight Savings Anyway?11/1/2019
Don't forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour this weekend!
As Daylight Savings Time ends and we turn our clocks it makes me wonder what is Daylight Savings anyway?
After a little research I uncovered how Daylight Savings began.
In 1916, 2 years into WWI, the Germans began moving their clocks to gain more daylight during working hours and to save energy. England and almost every other country fighting WWI followed suit.
March 9, 1918 The United States Congress enacted its first Daylight Savings Law. In addition to saving daylight, The Standard Time Act was also created defining time zones in the United States.
Today the idea of springing forward and falling back is a bit more controversial. Mostly because it no longer saves energy so questions of its purpose arise. The 100 year practice of changing our clocks does not appear to be ending anytime soon. So embrace the longer daylight hours and enjoy the extra hour of sleep you will be getting this weekend!