If Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day is getting close, everyone starts wondering when we are supposed to spring forward with Daylight Saving Time. When we move our clocks forward we lost that hour of sleep that we gained during the fall. You'll lose that hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 and get it back on Sunday, November 1. Springing forward does mean losing that hour of sleep but it does give us a ton of daylight until later in the evening during the spring and summer which is way better than seeing the sun go down at five in the afternoon.

Daylight Saving Time doesn't seem to make much sense to us nowadays. It was first implemented in Canada in 1908. A lot of people think that Daylight Saving Time was put in place for farmers. In reality, farmers didn't want Daylight Saving Time because it messed up their work day. The real story is that the retail industry wanted it implemented to give people more time to shop during daylight hours.

Not everyone follows Daylight Saving time in the United States. Arizona and Hawaii do not spring forward or fall back. It would sure be easier if everyone followed their lead and did away with this silly system, if only to ensure that my electronics don't blink 12:00 for weeks after we switch.

Don't forget to mark your calendar so you don't miss out on all the fun of losing that hour of sleep.

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