Time to Fall Back
Don’t forget to fall back November 5th!
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Time Change Calendar through 2027
Year DST Start DST Ends
2017 March 23, 2:00 am November 05, 2:00 am
2018 March 11, 2:00 am November 04, 2:00 am
2019 March 10, 2:00 am November 03, 2:00 am
2020 March 08, 2:00 am November 01, 2:00 am
2021 March 14, 2:00 am November 07, 2:00 am
2022 March 13, 2:00 am November 06, 2:00 am
2023 March 12, 2:00 am November 05, 2:00 am
2024 March 10, 2:00 am November 03, 2:00 am
2025 March 09, 2:00 am November 02, 2:00 am
2026 March 08, 2:00 am November 01, 2:00 am
2027 March 14, 2:00 am November 07, 2:00 am
A Few Interesting Facts About Daylight Saving Time
- It is daylight saving, not “savings” time.
- Daylight Saving Time always begins and ends on a Sunday at 2:00 am local time.
- In the United States, approximately 65% of the year is spent in daylight saving time.
- Hawaii and Arizona, except for the Navajo Nation, do not observe DST.
- U.S territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands do not observe daylight saving time.
- 82 countries observe daylight saving time.
- Daylight saving time was not implemented in the United States for the sake of farmers, as some believe. It was implemented as a means of energy conservation during the first and second world wars to mitigate blackouts and allow for cost-effective war-time production.
- Germany is recognized as the first country to formally implement daylight saving time on April 20, 1916 as a means of conserving electricity. A few weeks later, the United Kingdom introduced “summer time”.
- Daylight saving was first used in the US in 1918 for strategic reasons in support of World War I, but only lasted for seven months. It wasn’t until 1942 that daylight saving time was formally established in the United States by President Franklin Roosevelt, which was then called “war time”.