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Daylight Saving Time Springs Forward on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 2:00am
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The second Sunday in March is when Daylight Saving Time begins in most areas of the U.S., so in 2021 we’ll “spring forward” one hour and on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 2 a.m.
Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before bed on Saturday night!
When Do We “Fall Back” In 2021?
The first Sunday in November is when Daylight Saving Time ends in most areas of the U.S., so in 2021 we’ll “fall back” one hour and return to Standard Time on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 2 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before bed Saturday night!
The return of Standard Time means the Sun will rise a little earlier (at least according to our clocks) so if you’re an early riser, you’ll enjoy the rays as you have your breakfast. And you’ll “gain” one hour of sleep. The bad news? It will be dark by the time most of us get out of work.
DST: Love It or Hate It?
How you feel about Daylight Saving Time probably depends on whether you are an early riser or a night owl. Obviously, changing the number on a clock doesn’t actually add any time to our days. That point was eloquently made in this old joke:
When told the reason for daylight saving time the old Native American man said,
“Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”
However, adding an hour of daylight onto the end of the day, after most of us have gotten out of work, can feel like a gift after a long winter of dark evenings. As the warmer spring weather arrives, nothing could be nicer than having more time in the evening to enjoy it.
Is DST A Practice Whose Time Has Come?
Since Daylight Saving Time was introduced, lawmakers have, on occasion, seen fit to fiddle with it. This happened in the 70s, during the oil crisis, and again several years ago. Since 2007, Daylight Saving Time got longer, beginning in March and ending in November, instead of April and October, respectively. But it looks like we won’t be doing away with it any time soon.