Port and Polish family, great news!
November 7 is officially when Daylight Savings begins and we get an extra hour of much-needed sleep! Be sure to set any old-fashioned clocks back an hour so that you don't wake up confused! And in case you were wondering what even is Daylight Savings (or are a foreigner who doesn't participate in changing the time twice a year), here is a bit of history!
History of Daylight Savings (in the United States):
According to Spectrum Local News, in the United States, daylight saving time was first used in 1918 by a bill. Yes, as in Congress' bill. The first bill lasted seven months before the bill was repealed.
During World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt re-established the idea of daylight saving time and called it "War Time," which in February 1942 and lasted until the end of September 1945.
From 1987 through 2006, daylight saving time started the first weekend in April, running through the last weekend in October and fast forward to today, daylight saving time usually begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.
Who participates in Daylight Savings:
According to Live Science, "Most of the United States and Canada observe DST on the same dates with a few exceptions. Hawaii and Arizona are the two U.S. states that don't observe daylight saving time."
When does it end?:
Clocks will bounce forward an hour on March 13, 2022.