Interesting Facts That Everyone Needs to Know About Daylight Saving Time
Anyone that does not like the idea of Daylight-Saving Time should probably blame it on the past farmers bearing in mind that it is the changes that farmers pushed for about 100 years ago that we now have to live the consequences today. Even though DST was invented to improve the quality of life, most farmers suffered so much that they had to annul the following year after being started in America in 1918 with some of the effects on agriculture being in the dairy sector whereby the cows failed to be ready to get milk at the right time. Most people’s love for agriculture, however, helped to revoke the act one year later even though it came back permanently in the ’60s which makes it part of our daily routine today. Reading through this article is the best way of learning more about DST as well as anything else that people may find essential about the same in addition to reasons why countries that observe DST skip the 2 am hour in March every year.
The biggest facts about DST that people ought to understand is in the part ‘Saving’ which is mostly confused for savings all the time. Even though it sounds so weird to most people, it is ‘Daylight Saving Time’ especially for those that are so much used to the plural version of the same. There is however no need to struggle with calling the name as long as one remembers to set their clocks right.
It is also vital to note that DST starts at different times for different countries depending on its location which is why it resumes on the second Sunday of March in America and the last Sunday of the same month is when people in the UK shift to Big Ben and the other clocks. Some countries like France, Norway, and German also use the same arrangement while there are others especially those in the Northern Hemisphere such as Russia and Japan that do not observe DST at all.
It is also exciting to learn that not every American state observes DST today which includes Hawaii as well as most parts of Arizona which brings the need for anyone that travels there not on staying up late on the second Sunday of March awaiting a clock change. Even though the Congress in the year 1996 approved the Uniform Time Act, it also gave the people freedom to choose what they thought was best for them which is why Arizona opted out in 1967 after they felt they needed no extra sunlight. As we all know, Hawaii is located near the equator which explains why it does not make any sense trying to fight for an extra daylight hour as well.