One tradition of Spring is coming up this weekend and it means more sunlight at the end of the day. This weekend we "Spring" forward for Daylight Savings.

Daylight Savings goes into effect this Sunday, March, 14th at 2 am. Of course, most of us are sleeping then so you won't really know the difference until you show up late to church or brunch on Sunday.

But why do we still do Daylight Savings in 2021? Well, it is all about saving energy. See when you have more sunlight at the end of the day people don't have to turn on lights inside or outside their home so in effect you are saving energy.

Daylight Savings was first introduced in the United States back in 1918 and has been observed in some places for the past 104 years.

The last change to Daylight Savings was made in 2007 when the government made Daylight Savings start on the 2nd Sunday in March and end on the 1st Sunday in November. The current schedule follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Not all states and territories in the United States follow Daylight Savings. Hawaii and Arizona are the two U.S. states that don't observe Daylight Savings time.

Now Daylight Savings might have been around for a long time prior to 1918. According to KSBY.com, one of the Founding Fathers might have come up with the idea.

Many consider Benjamin Franklin as the inventor of daylight saving time, though he only suggested that Parisians wake up earlier to enjoy more of the daylight, and to conserve candle wax. According to the University of Washington assistant professor of economics Hendrik Wolff, Germany during World War I was the first nation to implement daylight saving time.

Well no matter where it came from, this Sunday you will finally have an excuse to be late.

 

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