Daylight Savings Ends is a celebration of the end of the summer period and the return to standard time. The event takes place every year on the first Sunday of November in almost the entire United States. On this day, residents set their clocks back one hour, meaning that they will wake up one hour earlier the next day.
The principle of two-season timekeeping is as follows – in the summer people move the clock forward one hour, and in the fall – one hour back. This allows for an extra hour to enjoy the sun and excellent weather in the bright and warm season. The “summer season” was established to last 8 months by the US Congress in 2007. Daylight saving time is set in March (second Sunday) and standard time is set in November (first Sunday).
The idea was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin, who suggested using sunlight and daylight hours to the full extent. George Hudson then suggested the idea of switching to summer and winter time, which he spoke about during a report to the Wellington Philosophical Society.
- Not all US states change their clocks, Arizona and Hawaii do not, as local authorities have the right to independently determine such a need.
- President Wilson vetoed the DST document, but the US Congress overruled it.
- The daylight-saving time schedule varies by region and country.
- In the period from 1945 to 1966, there was no legislation regulating the transition to winter and summer time, causing confusion and confusion for transport companies.
- About 40 countries do not switch to daylight saving time, as they are located near the equator.
How to take part
Take advantage of the extra hour and sleep in! Share this day on social media, using the hashtag #FallBack or #DaylightSavingTimeEnds, and explain that you can now enjoy a longer night.
When is Daylight Savings Ends celebrated in 2023?
Daylight Savings Ends is observed on the first Sunday of November each year.