Ready to move forward? This is when daylight saving time will start in 2024
Long, sunny evenings may seem years away, but with daylight saving time approaching, those days are closer than you think.
Daylight saving time, which adds more daylight hours during the evening, begins in March. People in participating countries will set their clocks forward one hour, thus “going ahead” and losing their ability to sleep.
Here’s what to know about this annual practice and why we stick to it.
When does daylight saving time start in 2024?
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on March 10.
In the spring, participating states move the clocks forward by one hour on the second Sunday in March, causing us to move forward and lose an hour of sleep.
When does daylight saving time end in 2024?
The clocks “fall back” on November 3. Daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday in November each year.
Why do we lose an hour in March?
We move forward, losing an hour, in March to add more daylight hours on summer evenings.
Which states do not have daylight saving time?
Hawaii and parts of Arizona Do not participate in daylight saving time. The Navajo Nation — which spans Arizona, Utah and New Mexico — notes the time change, making it the only participant in Arizona.
The territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands do not observe daylight saving time.
What is the benefit of daylight saving time?
Daylight saving time was introduced in the United States in 1918 with the Standard Time Code, which was supposed to Lower fuel costs During World War I. The law also created standard time and allowed the federal government to create five time zones.
The government stopped observing daylight saving time after the end of World War I, but reintroduced it during World War II. Congress decided to make daylight saving time permanent for two years from 1973 to 1975, extending daily sunlight hours throughout the year to conserve energy during the oil embargo crisis. However, the law was repealed in 1974 due to its unpopularity and ineffectiveness.
In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of daylight saving time. The dates we use to observe daylight saving time today — starting on the second Sunday in March and ending on the first Sunday in November — were set in 2005 when Congress amended the law.
According to the Department of Transportation, daylight saving time saves energy, prevents traffic injuries and reduces crime.
Is it daylight saving time or daylight saving time?
Although it is common to hear the phrase “daylight saving time” with an “s”, the correct term is “daylight saving time,” as this practice saves daylight.
This article originally appeared on the Cincinnati Enquirer website: When does daylight saving time start? Here’s what you should know