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When is Daylight Saving Time 2017? When do you change your clocks for Daylight Saving? How did this practice of DST begin? The Old Farmer’s Almanac (around since the beginning of time or, at least, Benjamin Franklin’s day) answers your questions …

Daylight Saving Time is the practice of changing the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and changing them back again in the fall. Find out when the seasons start here. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight, however, DST has many detractors.

Note that it’s called “Daylight Saving” (not “Savings”). OK, now that THAT’S out of the way …

When is Daylight Saving Time 2017?

  • When do we set our clocks forward? Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 12, at 2:00 A.M.  Remember to “spring ahead” and set your clocks forward 1 hour (i.e., losing one hour). (We do this Saturday night when we go to bed.)
  • When do we set our clocks back? Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, at 2:00 A.M.  Now, we “fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour (i.e., regaining one hour).

(The exceptions to DST are Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.)

Why is There Daylight Saving Time?

Here’s the short history of this phenomenon …

Credit for Daylight Saving Time belongs to Benjamin Franklin, who first suggested the idea in 1784. The idea was revived in 1907, when William Willett, an Englishman, proposed a similar system in the pamphlet The Waste of Daylight.

The Germans were the first to officially adopt the light-extending system in 1915 as a fuel-saving measure during World War I. The British switched one year later, and the United States followed in 1918, when Congress passed the Standard Time Act, which established our time zones. This experiment lasted only until 1920, when the law was repealed due to opposition from dairy farmers (cows don’t pay attention to clocks).

During World War II, Daylight Saving Time was imposed once again (this time year-round) to save fuel. Since then, Daylight Saving Time has been used on and off, with different start and end dates. Currently, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday of March and ends at 2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in November.

Share your thoughts about DST below—and see readers’ comments from the past. As you can see, our Almanac readers are quite passionate about this topic!


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Time change

Winter is no fun in Chicago since we're so far East in the central time zone, the shortest day of the year means it's full on dark at 4:30 in the afternoon here

Daylight savings time

I hate time changes...I am feeding my horses in the dark half of the time....or trying to get them to adjust to the change. We live in a rural area an kids ride school buses long distances, leaving and are often getting on and off off buses in the dark.
And, studies show people don't use vehicles, appliances, and heating like they did when originally enacted. It is not financially as effective today.

Daylight Savings Time

Enough already congress! Split the difference by 1/2 hour and be done with it. It's just another unnecessary nuisance in life.


I would like us to compromise on the half hour and leave it alone. It is hard for animals, kids and shift workers.

daylight savings time

The "spring forward" is so hard on people. It takes so longer to recover from that lost hour and then once again it is pitch black dark when I have to wake up. At least wait until April to change it & do it at 2am on a Saturday so Monday work is a little better. Better yet, just move it half an hour & then LEAVE IT ALONE!!

Daylight Savings Time

I am in favor of keeping Daylight Savings Tome year round.

Let's have Year-Round DST and Expand it in Summer

I live in the Chicago area.
I'd like to see the sun go down later year-round.
And It doesn't need to come up at 5am as it does in the summer. Moving that hour of sunlight to the evening would make summer more enjoyable.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time is the most ludicrous idea...just because the clock is reading 6am, by body will continue reminding me that is is actually 5am, in "real" time! It takes my body about 3 weeks to finally feel in sync with the clock. For me, it's one of the most dreaded times of the year.

Daylight Saving Time

D.S. T works well in the eastern end of time zones and lousy in the western end. In Michigan and Indiana more electricity is wasted in pre-dawn hours than is saved and School Children are left waiting in the dark for a bus to school.

Move it 1/2 hour and never

Move it 1/2 hour and never touch it again

I do like DST and mostly

I do like DST and mostly because I have SAD depression. Today the sun rose at 8:18am and will set at 6:25pm. Tomorrow, because DST will end, it will rise at 7:19am and set at 5:24pm. I like that hour of sunlight in the evening instead of in the morning; sunlight doesn't mean as much at 7:30am, but I like it to at least stick around to about 6:30pm instead of 5:30pm.


It is an old out-of-date concept in this day and age! DST has way more negatives than positives! MOST people do not like the dark. It doesn't save time, make time or give time! Darkness is a negative for those, such as myself with SADS/depression; and for Seniors and children going to school. One wakes up in the dark and goes home in the dark – DO AWAY WITH IT!

I've never understood the

I've never understood the concept of Daylight Saving Time. Can't get away from the darkness no matter what you do. As said below, time is time.

Personally- it does not

Personally- it does not matter to me-but I know a lot of folks don't like it-for different reasons-many folks-some I know have a condition called SAD -Seasonal Affective Disorder -




disagree I prefer "natural" time "just because". Only so many hours of daylight....God's design.

Daylight saving is great if

Daylight saving is great if you work the first shift. You have an extra hr. of daylight when you get home. As far as farm work I feed my cows before it gets dark. I hated regular time in the winter cause I only had 45 mins. when I got home to feed cows make sure all are ok, if not it's hard to spot a down cow in the woods cause woods get dark quicker than open pasture. I always checked the woods first. Now that I'm retired it doesn't make any difference in the time.

When told the reason for

When told the reason for daylight savings time the old Indian 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."

Idiotic, the DST does not

Idiotic, the DST does not save any, based on the research from top universities around the world found a very chilling results and government are idiot/crazy to adapt such a idiotic plan. The definition of sanity is doing the same thing over and over and then expecting a different results.

I wish we would do away with

I wish we would do away with Daylight Saving time. The holidays are often times of sadness for lots of adults, and when we change our clocks back one hour, it makes it dark at around 4:30pm in the East, so not only is the darkness, depressing, but the holiday "blues" dont help. Many of our elderly and young people become more depressed. So If we could only try not changing the time one year I bet there would be a lot less patients in the emergency rooms across the country, seeking help with depression.

I have a difficult time

I have a difficult time understanding why there is a Daylite "Saving" time. You can not save time. Time is time. Setting a clock ahead, or back, an hour does not really change time. It is a delousional thought that you have more time to spend outside if you move the clock ahead an hour in the Spring. When it is 9am in December it is nine am. When the clock says it is 9 am in the summer it is really 8 am, not 9am.

I am sorry for the PUN but we

I am sorry for the PUN but we are in the DARK AGES!
It is totally rediculous to continue with this 'tradition'

Let's take a lesson from the COWS.

It is not as safe. Children are standing at the bus stops in the dark.
All activities happen in the DARK after school.
It does NOT save any energy. As a matter of fact, it is just the opposite.

Please Please REPEAL this idiotic 'LAW'
Let's all join ARIZONA!!!!

I agree whole heartily with

I agree whole heartily with you!

Cows: Not only gastrically

Cows: Not only gastrically superior to humans by 300%, but more wise than the above-average politician.


I hate getting up and going

I hate getting up and going to eat dinner when it is so dark outside. I like the light. I feel shut in. I like to take the dog for a walk after dinner when it isn't dark and colder. For health reasons besides he has to go out.
It's too dark and too cold to take them both on their am walk when it is still dark out; only the hound goes out after dinner. This year who knows what weather we will be having; even the experts don't agree. I'm glad I retired.

Entertaining comments, but

Entertaining comments, but poor language in some. It would be good if people learned to spell "lose" for what they mean.
Yes, safety issues with darkness, yes, health issues for some.

It's always interesting to see who appears late or early for church on the Sunday of change. We enjoyed the twice yearly discussions at home when Dad tried to explain to Mother why we changed and that we didn't really lose that hour- it would come back in the fall.

This particular year we are thankful for the extra hour Nov. 5th into 6th due to hard work Saturday.

Dear Ben Franklin...I don't think we should talk so negatively about him.

I hate DST ! Losing that hour

I hate DST ! Losing that hour in the spring is an adjustment I can't make easily. It wasn't so bad when it was the last Sunday in April but it's totally ridiculous in March ! The extra hour is nice for summer, but I wish 'they' had the common sense to make it end of April and end of Oct. I'd even settle for ONE time, no changes !

extended daylight

you can thank G. W Bush for the change!

I agree with the cows! DST is

I agree with the cows! DST is The stupidest idea ever! Just pick a time schedule & stick with it! Ridiculous! Can all our comments please be passed on the Congress!?


I would like it to stay the same year round. ST or DO, it doesn't matter to me. I just hate switching back and forth.

Time Change

Put it on ET and leave it alone. I hate the spring forward change. It takes me forever to adjust. I wish they would just do away with it.

Split it

I agree that it does NOT make sense to keep switching each Spring & Fall. How about splitting it 1/2 hour & calling it good all year - that should be an easy thing to accept for the ones that like it & the ones that don't!


Quit changing the time. We do not change time in Arizona so we don't have to adjust 29 clocks twice a year and loose sleep a week after each change. SMART!!!!. However, we still have to deal with all of the other idiotic time changes across the US. I don't know of ANYONE that likes the time change!!!!



Daylight savings time change


End daylight savings time

The war that started this was over in 1919 98 years ago. Cows, chickens, pig don't tell time. A farm functions on reality not congressional imposed fantasy. End DST now and forever, stop messing with the clock

Daylight saving time

In my opinion daylight saving time killed the drive in theater

Were I live when school

Were I live when school starts it starts to get dark for the school children and continues until day light savings ends in November. By the time it gets to November it is very dark. It seems that no one seems to care that our children have to go to school in the dark and have greater chances of being abducted or hit by a vehicle. As far as I am concerned we should stay on regular time.


Am I confused? I thought regular time was what happened int the fall and DST was what happened in the spring. Personally I prefer regular time. I hate changing time. It messes me all up especially, with my sleep, as if people don't already have enough trouble sleeping.


Hi, Amber: I think there is some misunderstanding, a bit of apples and oranges. DST is correct as an abbreviation meaning “Daylight Saving Time” but DST is not the correct abbreviation to use for a time zone.

According to every website I

According to every website I can see in my searches, (including this page we're blabbering on now,) Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the accepted term for the time change. Daylight Time (DT) and Standard Time (ST) are only used in conjunction with time zones, clarifying their abbreviations depending on the time of year.


daylight saving time

Question , what am I supposed to do with all this day light I have saved up? can some one answer me that ?
the sun sets and comes up same time every day annually we revolve around the sun not the sun around us
If the big whigs want to play a game of golf earlier just get up an hour earlier and play

END Daylight savings time

You do not gain a hour of sun. You just loose a hour of sleep! Come on Congress, you only make us fall back just so you can watch football???? Think about us and our next generation for ONCE!

Daylight Savings Time

Lets face it people, daylight savings time was totally invented for the rich, so they can golf an hour later in the evening. "Think about it America, the rich control everything even your own time!"


Beside rich golfers in the US - DST was invented for working people to enjoy more daylight after finishing their job and to save energy - not sure where you are working - maybe have some golf lessons - after work?! In Europe DST 2016 started on 27.3., 03:00 (+1hrs)


It should be DST all year round.

I think should be shortened

I hate the time change. I think the lengthened time from March to Nov is ridiculous (CST). We spend more of the year in the "new time" than the regular time zone. I think it should be shortened to May 1 to July 31 just so we don't have the sun coming up at 4 am during the longest days of the year. Plus then it wouldn't affect as many younger children going to school since they don't yet understand the time changes.

I totally agree with Jenn and

I totally agree with Jenn and I like her idea of starting May 1, that would be easy to remember and the time change wouldn't sneak up on anyone.

When I was a kid

April 30-October 29. It still sucked.

It should be ended

It causes stress on beople by disrupting their circadian rhythm. The first week automobile accidents increase as well as hearattacks. It does not save energy, and if a person wants more daylight, they should get up earlier on their own.


I personally hate DLS. I have to wake up for school every morning at 5. now i basically have to wake up at 4. But the time of 4:00 has a mask on it saying its 5. for the rest of the year until March. It's a relief though when March comes by and changes, cuz then you get to sleep in an hour, even tho by that time your sleep pattern and 'internal' clock has changed. I would definately prefer standard time. The time changes are unneeded and annoying.

Changing clocks is STUPID.

Changing clocks is STUPID. The rest of the country needs to get in line with Arizona, parts of FL and IN and wherever else isn't foolish enough to be messing with time.

extra time

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daylight savings time

Al Myren has said it the best with the blanket example!!!! Hilarious! THANK YOU!

Time to stop all the springing forward and falling back, already

I understand that this will come up for Oregon voters soon -- hopefully next year? Besides, what with daylight savings time lasting longer and longer, pretty soon it'll be the default, anyway :-)

I suggest we leave the clock

I suggest we leave the clock the way it is now.

We have to use more energy because it gets dark earlier ,it effects people mentally ,
Because it has been done every year doesn"t mean we have to continue.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let"s get a movement going to not turn the clock back.
Our hands are not tied.

daylight savings

Daylight savings time was actually a brilliant contribution from an ancient politcian. One cold winter, he came up with a plan to provide jobs for his constituents, to amuse them, and to "save energy" all at the same time. He put old women to work cutting off the last foot of every blanket of every one of his constituents. Then he put OTHER old women to work sewing the remainders BACK ON to the other end of the blanket, to make them longer and warmer. GENIUS!

Kill DST

Daylight Savings Time does not change the amount of daylight! For those who want more daylight in the evening, get up earlier and change your work hours. The switching of clocks is a nuisance at best, and is a significant problem for many business and systems. It is long past the time we should do away with this awful idea.

Time change

There is a time for every purpose under heaven, according to the Bible. Tonight it is time for the Royals to win game number 2 of the World Series. And it may also be time for Pete Rose to be taken off Fox TV. He adds nothing to the discussions

Can't we please just leave it

Can't we please just leave it one way or the other? Don't care which but prefer standard time as that is natural

Keep it with nature

I would prefer one time, not getting how you would save fuel, as before DST we start our lamps early in morning, when DST starts we start our lamps early in evening so consumption of energy is same, plus it looks awful when u see dark at 5 pm. So go along with nature as cows.

Just wanted to do a little

Just wanted to do a little public service!
So this Sunday is when you
reset your clocks one hour. And if you ever get confused, just remember
this handy little saying: When you trip you fall forward, but when you
are surprised, you spring back! That will help you always remember which
way to move your clock.
Hope this helps.

The saying is, "Spring

The saying is, "Spring forward, fall back." This time of year, (Fall, even in 2016) we set the clocks back by one hour.

End this DST!

People people people. You do NOT gain a extra hour. It is all in our heads. You can NOT tell the sun to set a extra hour. We are still in a 24 hour clock zone either way. Thanks to Halloween this time still stays till November 1. When we change it back its almost time to re-change it. I don't understand why we need to KEEP a time. Keep Regular TIME!

Enjoy November 1; it's special!

This coming Sunday, November 1, is that special day we get only once a year—a 25-hour day. Personally, I wish we had more such days because of the advantage of that extra hour, which we can use however we want: an extra hour of sleep, spending time with the family, catching up on undone chores, indulging in our favorite hobby or pastime, or anything else our hearts desire. Imagine how nice it would be if all days lasted 25 hours. Life would definitely be more enjoyable, even if only by a little bit.

If we could just figure out how to nudge our trajectory around the sun into a slightly longer orbit, we might be able to do it. This would also solve the problems of global warming as it would also make the earth just a bit cooler than it now is. The North Pole icecap would refreeze, polar bears would once again regain their health and happy hunting, the sea would stop rising, glaciers would stop melting, hurricanes' strength would diminish, Santa Claus wouldn’t have to worry about his elves’ workshop being flooded--all this along with several other related benefits.

As things are, however, we get only this one day, so enjoy that extra hour. You won't get another one like it again until this time next year.

"If we could just figure out

"If we could just figure out how to nudge our trajectory around the sun into a slightly longer orbit..." That would make the YEAR longer. To make a day last 25 hours you would have to slow down the ROTATION.

Actually....both are RELATED.

Actually....both are RELATED. While a "nudge" in our orbit wouldn't change the length of days, that longer YEAR would give us more DAYS. Changing only the rotation for longer DAYS would give us less DAYS and a shorter calendar YEAR.

Why are we CAPITALIZING like this!? lol

Either way, we're all going to live the same actual length of time, give or take a bit. All this time change stress certainly isn't helping that, however.

DST Sucks

I am so completely fed up with the stupidity of changing time! If the change would be 30 minutes BETWEEN the two times that are used and then NEVER CHANGED AGAIN!!!!! I could survive it.

There is absolutely NO purpose for it anymore! Enough!


I see both sides of the coin here. But in reality, our ancestors never worried about changing time. They were usually up and had half their day done when the sun rose and enjoyed bonfires in the evening to gather and rejoice. It is a mechanization of the government to impose its standard on the peoples free will and a way to keep us in line with their (the governments) desires.

We need to evolve as a

We need to evolve as a species and get off the greedy corporate structure tke Mayans knew the real time they had 13 months of the year , 2e are being lied to once again

DLS.... not

Lived in AZ the last 12 years. Love that they have opted out of dls. Wish we had raised our kids here. What a pain, especially the younger ones, switching back and forth. Now there's 8 months of DLS. What! So glad we're in AZ.


Wake up, people!!! DST was NOT invented by Ben Franklin! I was created by the Illuminati so that they could hold their secret meetings under the cover of darkness in the winter months. They have everyone fooled! We must join together to stop this sinister organization from taking complete control over the minds of the population!


Have any of you against DST ever had to walk or even wait in the dark as a child going to school. Stop complaining as to whether or not you have more or less daylight. Think of how it helps keep the children safe from predators in this day and age.
For those of you who want to know you do not gain daylight at all. The change in the clock corresponds to the time the sun rises and sets. How can it set at 8 p.m. if the sun has already gone down at 6 p.m. in the winter. DST is beneficial for everyone and has been going on for the majority of your lives suck it up and keep moving forward.

Sounds like a great reason to

Sounds like a great reason to knock on some doors at your local school board, NOT make everyone else in the country fiddle with their clocks.

Anyone who needs to get up earlier or stay up later, is free to do so without hurting anyone else on the planet. Most of us won't even know about your silly wakeup routine and won't care. No one will think less of you.

As things stand now, however, those of us who can do basic math DO think less of anyone supporting this pointless scam.

Daylight Savings Time

DST is totally useless.What useful purpose does it serve? Absolutely none that I can think of.

Daylight Savings Time

Why can't we always stay on daylight savings time? That would give us more daylight year-round, not just in the summer. It is so dark and cold in the winter anyway, maybe an extra hour of daylight would help greatly. I highly support remaining on daylight savings time all year long.

Put it halfway in the middle

Put it halfway in the middle and leave it alone...forever.

DST vs Global warming

It's a fact the days are longer in the summer and shorter in the winter. However animals can't tell time so altering human movement to accommodate the notion that DST is necessary, has anyone taken into account of how it effects global warming? Maybe God does know what His creation needs better than humans. I propose simply shorten the work day by one hour and park the car. Hmmm!?

Daylight Savings Time

Well how turning the clocks back is saving energy is a lie...In the morning all the lights are on, at the end of the day all the lights are on and the heat....this depresses people coming home in the dark.Your children aren't playing outside... you donot feel like shopping going into the dark cold winter night. this isn't good for people who need light in their days. It actually slows down the economy...You sit in your house and eat more, get less exercise and shop less. Plus it depresses people....
Stop changing Mother Nature, we donot live inBenjamin Franklins ERA any more!!!!


Pull up your big girl panties & deal with it !!!


The days are so short when the time changes that I doubt there is any benefit in changing it. Perhaps a compromise is in order. Why don't we move the clocks back thirty minutes and then just leave them that way.

Daylite saving time

Add a survey then send the results to your Representative.

1, one final change to 12 months of DST or ST
2, 30 min. change, then no future changes (permanent)
3, leave the one hour DST and ST change system as is

I"ll start with one vote for #2

End daylight savings time!

So they care about kids getting candy more then kids going to school in the dark! STUPUD.


I wish they would just leave it alone. It messes with my sleep. Fall back and leave it that way!!

Whoever thinks that you gain

Whoever thinks that you gain more time one way or the other is just fooling themselves. Fall back, and then LEAVE IT THE HECK ALONE!!! If you want more time to do things outside, then plan accordingly. For me personally, I do not function well on DST. My body is completely out of sync until we revert back to standard time. I say get rid of it.

Pick one

I don't care if they use standard time or daylight savings time, just pick one! I have sleep issues and it doesn't matter if we spring forward or fall back, it still takes weeks for me to adjust. Studies have shown the increase in accidents and loss of work productivity from the time changes. It is time to stop the time changes.


I really don't see too much of the point in today's time. Instead of getting rid of it altogether, for those who like it, why not just change it by 30 minutes and leave it the heck alone? There are some states who don't do it anyway.

Hate the time change but prefer the summer hours...

I hate changing the time but I would never want to keep it at standard time. I would much prefer to have daylight hours later in the day so my kids can actually do things while I'm making dinner such as walk the dog, ride their bikes or any kind of outdoor activity.

I say we spring ahead and never fall back. ;)

Daylight Savings Time

I would like it very much if we simply left the clocks alone. People's work hours and days have changed so much since this idea took hold. It's silly now, a bit annoying to go out of sync with other places twice a year.

Get rid of it permanently!

I abhor the time change and see it as nothing more than a nuisance. It's not necessary in modern times, and it is a a huge headache. If anyone is like me, it takes weeks to readjust to the leap forward. We don't need it, just get rid of it.


I have thought for a long time a good comformise on DST or not is to set it half way between the two and leave it there permanently. Time is arbitrary anyway and it would make everyone a little more pleased than continuing to change it. In the summer we would still have 30 minutes extra daylight in the evenings compared to standard time. In winter it would be daylight only 30 minutes later than current standard time and would get dark 30 minutes later. It will never happen but if we think outside the box just a little this could work well.

I think that those of you

I think that those of you suggesting this compromise seem to miss the global picture. Phone calls, flight plans, business transactions and anything dealing with the world outside our borders, all needing to be offset by X hours plus ("Or is it minus? I can never remember!") a newly added 30 minutes.

There are already little countries, (most of them that I've noticed are sea-bound,) with time zones that are offset by partial hours due to alignment between standard zones. They're already used to it, however, and only set it up that way to avoid using two time zones in a small area. For a land mass the size of the United States, or any of its silly friends who do this, to be offset from the world by half an hour would be a bigger, more expensive hassle than the way things are now, with sorting time zones.

The box is bigger than most people reckon. Just kill DT. Kill it with fire. If you need to get up at a different time, you can change your alarm. You can be uncomfortable and distracted for days or weeks. You can take on the health risks for things you need to do during the day, rather than place those risks on millions of other people. The tail should not wag the dog.

I like where our clocks are

I like where our clocks are set at with Daylight Savings Time. How about we leave it right where it is and quit messing with it? We don't have to change it back. At least two states (and part of at least one other) do not change, at all, ever, and they do just fine.

I don't like having it get dark at 4:30 in the afternoon when it goes back to Standard time. I'd rather have the daylight toward the end of the day rather than the beginning.

Or, if you don't like that idea, here's another one; move the clocks 1/2 hour one time and call it "Adjusted Time" and then LEAVE IT ALONE, forever.

Cows still don't pay

Cows still don't pay attention to our clocks. Regardless of what time the clock says, the farmers have to adjust to the cows. Human bodies don't pay attention to our clocks, yet we "adjust" twice a year to a number on a clock. I used to live in Arizona and it was easy living because we weren't focused on what the clock read. In all the other states, all living things - babies, hospitals, pets have to adjust to sleep patterns twice a year. If the clocks don't change, the stress level would go down. I stand with letting nature alone. I don't like going against the natural order of Mother Nature.

daylight savings time

I have night blindness so I really appreciate daylight savings time. It allows me more time to do things I enjoy and still get home by dark.

I Despise DST

I despise DST. Any benefits were debatable 80 years ago, but certainly today in the modern world, there is no question, that there is NO benefit to DST, and many, many, many drawbacks. But if we must have DST, then it should be year round. Changing the clocks twice a year has been proven to lead to increased accidents, increased deaths, no energy savings, no benefit at all. Whatever time we pick, we should stay on that time permanently.

Sleep sleep sleep

When daylight savings time begins it takes me months to adjust and there are many many mornings that I am just "OFF". You wouldn't think one hour can make such a difference in a day but it truly does and it's very bothersome to me personally. Every day for at least two months I wake up tired and that is a horrible feeling....

Ummm....I really am

Ummm....I really am indifferent on the issue, but to those who complain about losing daylight have been mistooken...the sun shines the same amount of time weather you wake up at 5 or 6. So, utilize your time and just wake up earlier. Lazy fat kids has way less to do with dst and more to do with lazy parents.

Fall Back Nov. 1st. 2015

I really wish they would not put the clocks back. I leave to work in the dark and i enjoy the drive home in the daylight. When they set the clocks back on Nov.1st. I will be coming home in the dark...and i HATE it....please lets not set them back this year.:-) then we dont have to spring ahead in spring. Pleaseeeeee hear me.

Please! Keep it year round!!

Please! Keep it year round!!!!

Please! Keep it year round!!

Please! Keep it year round!!!!

Conversely, validating that,

Conversely, validating that, #TimeIsIRRELEVANT! Therefore, the system, merely, represents the homo-sapiens attempt to numerically chronicle passages of the cycle of the universe's milky way galaxy synchronized rotation as to allow for its own history. Therefore, neither, yea nor nay in response to, do I like Daylight Savings Time, doesn't matter, need to keep up with time just as my fellow homo-sapiens. #JustMyOpinion

There's a slight ERROR on

There's a slight ERROR on this page:

Daylight Saving Time 2015 ends on Sunday, November 1 at 2 A.M.

Before going to bed on Saturday, November 1, remember to "fall back" by setting your clocks back one hour

Thank you, zoo keeper! We

Thank you, zoo keeper! We made the correction to this Daylight Saving Time page.

Real time during the year

During DST is the spring ahead time the correct time or the fall back time correct?

I agree with this thought on

I agree with this thought on daylight savings time.

“Only the white man’s government would be so stupid as to cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it onto the bottom, and think they have a longer blanket.”

I say stop.

Your a special kind of stupid

Your a special kind of stupid aren't you?
Who turns something like time change into a race issue. Dumbass!

It's not a race issue, Mike.

It's not a race issue, Mike. The blanket notion came from the idea of native Americans pointing out that the US government and its agents, at the time exclusively Caucasian and thus called collectively "The white man," would take something from you, then give it back and claim you were better off than you started, to their own credit. They do the same thing to every one of us every year this time change nonsense continues.

Next up: When insulting another person's intelligence, at least choose your words carefully and use proper grammar – dumbass.

My grampaw always lived by

My grampaw always lived by the sun in the hills of ky. Right now when the sun is setting at noon it is between 2.45 an 3. Before rhos crap come 4pm. Work was done an by 6 it. Was almost dark. Id rather live by the sun proven that people that does actually lives longer

This needs to stop. Can't

This needs to stop. Can't Congress see our kids going to school in the dark? What do they care? Just for a extra hour of sunlight? Yeah you get that. BUT you also get extra electricity bill because your AC will be on more than it should on regular time. We need to stop this STUFF. I agree. Change the clock 30 minuets back and LEAVE IT ALONE!!!!

I have been saying this for

I have been saying this for years.1 half hour,and leave it alone. Especially for the children sake.

There is a very simple fix to

There is a very simple fix to this daylight savings problem. Congress should mandate all clocks in the country shall change one half hour at midnight December 31st. Then leave the damn clocks alone from that date on.

November 1, 2015, falls on

November 1, 2015, falls on Sunday, not Saturday.

The writer states to change

The writer states to change your clocks before "going to bed" on Saturday, not that the time actually changes on Saturday. I'm assuming the writer thinks everyone probably goes to bed prior to midnight, which would be Saturday, in this case.

Time does not change until

Time does not change until early morning sunday NOT saturday, which is why they say change your clocks before going to bed.

I only liked DST when I

I only liked DST when I gained an extra hour of sleep. Just saying.

Technically Speaking

You aren't gaining anything. You are being given back the hour that was stolen from you in march.

Just one more reason for the

Just one more reason for the fat gain by our children. They barely get enough exercise now, so lets take away an hour of daylight they can play in and just watch those extra pounds roll on....... We need some more obese children, oh yah, adults too.

I think you are confusing

I think you are confusing lack of daylight with lack of exercise and proper diet as the cause of fat people. Just forget about all the greasy, sugary crap that they stuff their faces with while binge watching Netflix. Don't forget that 2 blocks is too far for most people to walk to get anything from the corner store.

If daylight savings start n

If daylight savings start n march then why do everyone think it starts n november when that's actually the end date?

I like DST ...as you get more

I like DST ...as you get more sunshine after working hours...i wish they kept it thru winter. A lot of people get mild to moderatle de pression from fewer light hours in winter. Life is not so hard to change a clock. twicw a year now.

it can only work when the

it can only work when the northern hemisphere is closest to the sun. If it stayed the same year round our sunlight would be early in the morning before anybody was out of bed.

If you want to go by sun

If you want to go by sun time, then eliminate time zones which do not follow the sun. That would mean that correct time would change whenever you moved to a new place other than true north or south of where you started. But you would still change time in respect to day or night which changes whenever you travel north or south. You would also have the seasons changing as you went north or south. I think I will keep the present system.

There is no different season

There is no different season for north south east west. An far as time zones r u eduacated. Any were in the us when the sun sets directlt above ur head it is noon apparently uv growed up with modern civilization which i grew up living with lat 1800 early 1900. North south east west different seasons my god man no matter were u r. Fall will arrive all over watcj the trees animals grass insects or ur not from a place u have to know it to survive

The question is are YOU educates

If you travel from New York City to Sydney Australia in December you will go from winter to summer. From freezing temperatures to upper 90s and maybe even 100s. You obviously have no clue how seasons and hemispheres work. Go back to school and leave the conversation to tje adults.

Standard or DS time, the

Standard or DS time, the system we use of 24 hours of equal length is from Babylon and nothing good ever came from Babylon...

The Jewish system divided the day by the position of the sun, hence mid-day always being when the sun is overhead and midnight halfway through the night. Sunset began the day and ended it. This is the pattern of nature, and of God, if you will...

Such a pattern, implemented today would give shortened hours during the winter, and longer hours during the summer, with daytime and nighttime hours most nearly equal at the equinoxes, but work times proportional to the days length, year round. The effect would be to have longer work days in the summer and shorter in the winter; this is cow-time...

With modern electronics, clocks could be made to accurately make the constant changes, or eliminated in favor of the sun-dial... For scientific purposes the ideal second could be retained for precision measurement, but that kind of precision doesn't really fit our life rhythms; that's why we are so screwed up, forced into cycles that are unnatural, Babylonian.

I expect that near 100% will object to the implementation of this system, but it is essentially the system we will all revert to, if ever the SHTF.

I understand and appreciate

I understand and appreciate all of the arguments against DST, but I like it. I can't sleep well after sun rise, and though retired now, I used to enjoy the extra daylight after work to get outside. For those people with 9to5 jobs, extra daylight after work for outside sports activities is a big deal.

Back in the 70's, Richard Nixon kept the nation, as I remember, on DST all year. The main complaint was that children were forced to wait for the morning bus in the dark, which was believed to be not as safe. We went back to ST during the winter.

NO, I don't like DST. An

NO, I don't like DST. An unnecessary inconvenience.

Since daylight saving time is

Since daylight saving time is roughly 7 to 8 months long, hasn't it become the new "standard" time? And why aren't the start and stop times equi-distant from the solstice? We change the clocks 6 to 7 weeks before the winter solstice but don't change them back until 10 to 11 weeks after the winter solstice. Maybe we should just split the difference by changing the clocks a half hour and be done with it.

I think it's useless. It does

I think it's useless. It does not change the amount of daylight or dark.

I agree with most of the

I agree with most of the comments I've read. I think we really need to stop messing with our internal clocks. It's kinda like having jet lag when traveling across time zones. It takes a few weeks to get adjusted to the new time ESP when the time springs forward. Let's just keep the time alone on Standard Time. It is easier to adjust your schedule according to the amount of sunlight than it is to change our clocks. Businesses could adjust their hours too. I have visited Arizona in the Summertime and it did seem strange how early the sun came up and how early the sun went down. But if they can do it so can we. Think we would all be better for it.

So i was curious if anyone

So i was curious if anyone knew if day light savings time actually feel on the full moon' or the equinox …originally. and for convenience we changed it

What happened to stopping DST

What happened to stopping DST ...I thought there was talk of doing away with it?

I think DST is silly and

I think DST is silly and outdated - compare with Volunteer Fire Department sirens - just annoying -- everyone needs to let go of this outdated technology and move into the computer age !

We don't do DST in South

We don't do DST in South Korea and it seems much more civilized. Stay with natural cycles. Although, the time zones are very arbitrary!

One additional thing to

One additional thing to remember: Change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks.

I wish DST was shorter like

I wish DST was shorter like it was a few years ago. Mexico changed last Sunday Oct 28. I wonder what it is like to live near Arizona but have to travel there regularly for work.

I do not like DST and never

I do not like DST and never have. It's just one more example of government intrusion where it is not needed. I like the analogy of the blanket by Mr. Myren above.



" It's not nice to fool

" It's not nice to fool Mother Nature "

Do away w/DST - the cows

Do away w/DST - the cows won't mind and the dairymen would enjoy the early daylight. Kids would be safer going to school w/daylight and megabucks would be saved in manhours resetting clocks twice a year - not only household clocks but municipal (town) clocks. Electriciity would be saved by earlier daylight in the morning hours. Bottom line DLS is outdated.

I could not agree with you

I could not agree with you more, DST is such a waste of time. Why can't we just leave the clocks alone?

That's all you know about it.

That's all you know about it. Cows most definately mind. You ever had a dairy or had milk cows?? I have and oh yes believe me they do mind. Very much. DLS cause health issues and stress all for a few to pretend they are not getting up early all for a big fat lie.

I use the extra hour to set

I use the extra hour to set the 10 clocks in my home. Then in the Spring, I try to figure out where am I going to find the TIME to re-set them, and by the time I accomplish that, it's time to re-re-set them. Results?: 10 clocks, all out of sync.

I sure like the "longer"

I sure like the "longer" evening in the summer. Why would I want it to get light at 4:30 am in the summer?

Extra Hour? Change your work

Extra Hour?
Change your work times, go in an hour earlier. Imagine the howling if all employers told their employees to show up an hour earlier. As for the wedding, way to go, give the drunks an extra hour to get drunker before hitting the road.

She said an extra hour ... IN

She said an extra hour ... IN THE EVENING.

Here in Puerto Rico, we don't

Here in Puerto Rico, we don't observe Daylight Savings Time, but it is a real pain for me that you all do. Because I work in radio, and we receive lots of satellite programming from partners in the States, we have to adjust our clocks to suit yours twice per year. This means we have to stay up till 2 a.m. (our time) to watch while the clocks change and then monitor the rest of the night to be sure everything recorded properly. And since what is out of sight is out of mind, every year there is a scramble to find out which way your clocks are moving - and when! Many times we have messed it up and then have the wrong programs on the next day. :(

Spring Forward Fall Back

Spring Forward

Fall Back

Just do the changing before

Just do the changing before retiring for the night lol. You do NOT have to sit up & wait.

I really dislike Daylight

I really dislike Daylight Savings Time. My 10 year old is going to school before daylight - not to mention the children that are waiting for a school bus at the side of the road in the dark. I prefer good old Standard Time. I particularly hate to "Spring Ahead"!

I like it because the kids

I like it because the kids won't have to go to school in the dark now!

But they have to come home in

But they have to come home in the dark.


My grandchild gets home at 3:30pm it's still daylight.

Yeah, right!

Yeah, right. They just have to come home in the dark now! It's simply a manipulation of the clock. I don't like Daylight Saving time, but I think it should be either all the time or none of the time. I don't really care which but I, like a lot of people, am very sensitive to sunlight.

only a fool would believe

only a fool would believe ,that you can cut a foot off the top of a blanket,and sew it on the bottom, and have a longer blanket!

Well duh.....all you have to

Well duh.....all you have to do is turn the blanket around. That will put the foot on the top down on the bottom, right?



Exactly. Silly as can be.

Exactly. Silly as can be.

YES! This is the BEST

YES! This is the BEST argument against DST I have ever heard. Most of these comments are anti DST - so why do we still have it? As with so many things, the majority does NOT have the winning vote in this world!

It's not a big change, but

It's not a big change, but nor is it foolish. You aren't extending the hours in the day, you're "rigging" the clock to adjust to the seasonal difference of daylight so that the majority are acclimated to the sunlight for as long as possible.

How silly people can be. I

How silly people can be. I agree!!!

Saving time

Here i agree - you do not get an extra hour simply by moving a clock hand ahead ! how about rising with the sun and going to bed when it goes down ? why not change the time when you go to work ? get up an hour earlier and stop confusing the cows.

An extra hour! I'm attending

An extra hour! I'm attending a wedding this weekend--good thing the groom remembered that all the guests would get an extra hour--great timing for us!

I'm amazed so many folks are

I'm amazed so many folks are indifferent to more/less daylight; expected the majority would favor the most daylight they could get.

Personally, due to sensitive eyes, the longer it stays dark the better it is for me.

There is a way to make either one a standard; however this means writing to your congress 'person' and it seems that's too much trouble for most these days.

Babs, you must have failed

Babs, you must have failed math...it's not a question of more vs. less, it's a question of when the daylight occurs. Please, you have a brain (I think), use it...

I can understand why most

I can understand why most prefer to leave time alone...but I enjoy Daylight Saving Time because by the time my husband and I get home from work there is still time left in the day for us to accomplish things out of doors; it adds more hours to my day I feel.

I would prefer the clocks not

I would prefer the clocks not be changed.
leave on STANDARD TIME! Which is the natural process of the sun rising and setting. If should be standard across the country. Is there a way to make it standard?



Daylight Savings Time

I doubt seriously that God cares whether we have daylight savings time or not. Nobody is playing a game with god. It is simply better for some people and others don't like it. Each to their own.

As a Christian, go eff

As a Christian, go eff yourself. What a DOLT!

Gail, not a very Christian

Gail, not a very Christian thing to tell someone to go eff themselves, is it now? You must not be a Christian yourself, but I won't suggest something as disgusting as you do...you seem to be the dolt here...

Do you really need to shout?

Do you really need to shout? What does this silly practice have to do with God anyway? Crawl back in your hole...

daylight savings

i agree it would be great to leave the clocks alone but i don't think God really cares about us moving our clocks back and forth but i do!!!

daylight savings time

many of us much prefer to keep daylight savings time.

Agreed. Especially on the

Agreed. Especially on the east coast where sunrise is so early even in winter.

It's always been my thoughts

It's always been my thoughts too in regards to DST...

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