Last night your parents should have turned the clocks back. It will be getting dark around supper time. Daylight Savings Time is officially over. Daylight Saving Time was started in the United States during World War I. It helped to save energy for war production. It gave more daylight hours between April and October. It also gave farmers more time to work in the fields producing food. During World War II the federal government again suggested the states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time.
We use the phrase spring ahead and fall back to which reminds us which way to turn the clocks. We spring forward and enjoy sunny spring and summer evenings by moving our clocks an hour forward. In the spring Daylight Saving Time gives us the opportunity to have more daylight. With the sunshine and longer days, we are ready for anything and can spend more time outdoors.
During the fall, when we turn the clocks back, we are ready to sit back and rest. We are sometimes couch potatoes. However, we can take advantage of the shortage of light to have more family time at home.