Be ready to sacrifice an hour of sleep in exchange for a few months of extra daylight!
This year the Daylight Saving Time (DST) is going to start on Sunday, March 10. All the clocks are going to be set ahead one hour tonight at sharp 2 a.m.
This idea of saving daylight was first given byin 1895 and it was first implemented during the First World War. The aim of this excercise is to save energy used for lights. The clocks are advanced in Spring so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Similarly they are then shifted back in Autumn (November). This year Daylight saving time ends Nov. 3.
DST is observed in most of the United States and has especially remained in use by North America and Europe following the 1970s energy crisis.
About 70 countries around the world observe daylight saving, but many countries near the equator do not. Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas are most of the areas not observing daylight saving time.