Daylight Saving Ends 2017
Daylight Savings Time 2017 will end on Sunday, November 5th at exactly 2:00 AM. The end of Daylight Savings Time varies every year and does not have a fixed date. It always occurs at 2:00 AM while most people are asleep so it affects the least number of people possible.
When Do We End Daylight Saving Time?
After former President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act in 2005, Daylight Saving Time officially ends the first Sunday of November. Daylight Saving Time officially begins again on the first Sunday in March as per the same legislation.
Because of this, the day of the month in the month of November will vary from year to year. That being said, the end of Daylight Saving Time will always be before November 8th.
Even though the President signed the Act in 2005, not every state in America observes Daylight Saving Time. Arizona, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico are some places in America which do not change the clocks according to Daylight Saving Time.
Why Do We End Daylight Saving Time?
The idea to change the time shown on clocks was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784. He proposed people should wake up at different times during the summer to better make use of the natural daylight. This would reduce the amount of candles used for light.
In 1916, Germany first adopted the concept of Summertime, which is the same thing as Daylight Saving Time in America. Soon after, England adopted it to help support the war time economy. Today, about 70 different countries around the world observe some form of Daylight Saving Time. There are however three modernized countries that do not, and those are China, Japan, and India.
A common proverb used to remember how to change the clocks is “Spring Ahead, Fall Behind”. This means that when Daylight Saving Time begins in the spring, one should adjust the clocks forward one hour and spring into the future. However, come the fall, one should “fall behind” and move the clocks backward one hour instead.