It is that time of year again…Daylight Savings Time is upon us. Some folks believe that the only good thing about Daylight Savings Time is that once a year we gain an extra hour, which many will use to catch up on their sleep. Then there is the other side to the DST program where we lose an hour with the time change. That dreaded hour lost is in the spring when the Daylight Saving Time program begins each year and that Sunday it is almost here.
The old adage that helps people remember which way the clock hands turn, is“Spring ahead” for the start of Daylight Savings Time in March and “Fall back” for the last day of Daylight Savings Time in November. While the correct way to spell Daylight Savings Time is without the “s,” in “Savings,” it has gotten so popular with that “s” on the end of “Savings” that it is even printed on some calendars, according to Grammar Errors.
According to Date and Time, Daylight Saving Time is also called, “Spring Ahead, Daylight Savings Time, and Summertime.” The debate on the correct term for the event is nowhere near the debate that occurs twice a year when the clocks are due to change. That debate is about whether they should have a DST program or not. While the Daylight Saving Time program may have had a use at one time for Americans, which is also a debate of its own, many feel if it did, the program has outlived that use and should be abolished.
Daylight Saving Time starts the second Sunday in March for people in the U.S. and Canada. It ends on the first Sunday in November. In the U.K. DST program begins on the last Sunday in March and it is the last Sunday in October for the end of the program each year, according to The Sun.
Daylight Saving Time 2o18 start in the spring for the US and Canada:
The DST program starts Sunday, March 11, 2018, when at 2 a.m. clocks are turned forward 1 hour. It ends on Sunday, November 4, 2018.
So do not forget to change your clocks forward 1 hour this weekend!
*Information provided by timeanddate.com and inquisitr.com