It’s that time again this Sunday, March 11, 2018 for Daylight Saving Time. The best thing about DST is that we know that it is almost spring. Here are some interesting facts found on Wikipedia and Old Farmers Almanac about this yearly tradition that most of us follow (except Hawaii and Arizona).
It’s “daylight saving time,” not “daylight savings time”
Evidence does not conclusively point to energy conservation as a result of daylight saving
Benjamin Franklin did not initiate the idea of moving clocks forward
Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time
Daylight saving time in the United States was not intended to benefit farmers, as many people think.
We enjoy having more daytime to play in our gardens or be with family, pets and friends. We may lose an hour of sleep but to us, the time with loved ones and being outside is well worth it the trade. So, don't forget to “spring forward” this weekend.