Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday - This Is Why We Have It

As you prepare to reset your watches, alarms, and microwaves, explore eight facts about daylight saving time that might surprise you.

Before President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act in 1966, which established a uniform daylight saving time, local governments could start and end daylight saving time as they desired.

Farming groups have also expressed anti-daylight time views, saying it has a significant adverse impact on rural families, businesses and communities. The logic was to move daylight saving time forward to the first Sunday in November to give the trick-or-treaters more light and therefore more safety from traffic accidents, according to the greatfallstribune.com website. As for Hawaii, its location closer to the equator gives the state more consistent days year round.

The original idea for Daylight Saving Time is often credited to Benjamin Franklin - but that may have just been a joke.

It's time to turn your clocks back.

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A century later, there is conflicting evidence whether DST really saves energy. If you want to be sure you're following the correct time, you can check the U.S. Department of Commerce's National institute of Standards and Technology's site here.

Daylight Saving Time occurs twice a year where we change our clocks forward an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall.

So whether you call it Daylight Saving Time or Daylight Savings Time; the saving of time actually comes to an end this weekend.

1986-2006 - Daylight Saving Time begins on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October.

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