After what we all experienced one of the longest years ever, 2020 is behind us. We all look forward to doing the things in 2021 that we did not have the opportunity to do during the pandemic. COVID restrictions are lifting in many states, many Americans are getting vaccinated, allowing us to start to live our normal lives as we once knew. Sunshine is on the rise!
The uniform Time Act of 1966 established the system on uniform daylight-saving time throughout the United States. Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. This means you turn your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday March 14, 2021 and we “lose” an hour of sleep but gain more daylight. DST is a seasonal change that allows people to get up earlier in the morning and have longer days of sunlight.
The only two states that do not participate in DST is Arizona and Hawaii. DST was kept after WW 11 because Americans believed they used less energy by extending daylight hours during the summer months. Studies are in the process of evaluating the energy consumption to evaluate if DST will be effective or change in the future.