This is a friendly reminder that Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend in most parts of the United States….

I know a lot of people are confused about when it begins in their area.  Listed below is the information I found on the website

In most parts of the United States, we will be springing forward (we will lose an hour of sleep).

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, and back again in the fall, in order to make better use of natural daylight.

Mar 13

Forward 1 hour

Mar 13, 2016 – Daylight Saving Time Starts

When local standard time is about to reach
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:00:00 AM local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 13, 2016 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, summer time, and Daylight Savings Time

More info:
March 13, 2016: DST Starts in USA & Canada

Nov 6

Back 1 hour

Nov 6, 2016 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 6, 2016 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and winter time.




  1. This extra hour of daylight, really starts us thinking of spring/summer, our life as little moles starts to end, we start to take walks, a little more work in the garden and as the evening becomes a little warmer we even get the BBQ going, In my part of the world it get’s dark around 7.15, it makes so much difference, the winter begins to fade from our minds.

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    • I love the 4 seasons, especially fall and winter. But this year, I have been looking forward to spring. We begin to get dark around 8:30 pm. Spring has sprung here in the Atlanta area. No BBQ for me. The weight I lost, I found. lol

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  2. Sort of related to Daylight Savings:
    Some States do not change time and other states (in the US) are thinking about abolishing the practice too.

    About the Ides (from Wiki):
    The Romans did not number days of a month sequentially from the first through the last day. Instead, they counted back from three fixed points of the month: the Nones (5th or 7th, depending on the length of the month), the Ides (13th or 15th), and the Kalends (1st of the following month). The Ides occurred near the midpoint, on the 13th for most months, but on the 15th for March, May, July, and October. The Ides were supposed to be determined by the full moon, reflecting the lunar origin of the Roman calendar. On the earliest calendar, the Ides of March would have been the first full moon of the new year

    The calendar of humans has changed over time –
    The calendar of days and seasons is also very different in other countries. 🙂

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    • Thanks for this info. I have read some of the things you mention but you did enlighten me on others. I think most of us are so accustomed to the change by now so much that we’d miss it if it didn’t happen.

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