It’s nearly that time of year again when we “fall back” and change our clocks for daylight saving time! Daylight saving time ends at 2AM local time on November 7th, 2021, so be sure to set your clocks back early so you can make it to church on time!
As we prepare to set our clocks back once again this year, please enjoy some “fun facts” about Daylight Saving:
- Contrary to popular belief, daylight saving time was not invented for the benefit of farmers. Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea in 1784.
- The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light-extending system in 1915 as a fuel-saving measure during World War I.
- From 1986 to 2006, DST in the U.S. started in April and ended in October but was extended to March through November beginning in 2007.
- About 70 countries around the world observe DLS.
- Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona don’t observe the time change.