By | 11 Mar 2023 at 11:36 AM
Daylight Saving Time Starts 2023: Date, History, Places, Activities

This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on March 12; it is the practise of advancing timepieces one hour ahead of Standard Time during the summer months and reverting to Standard Time in the fall. The basic idea is that doing so will help us all make better use of natural daylight: advancing the clocks an hour in the spring will result in more daylight during summer evenings, and reversing the process in the autumn will result in more daylight during winter mornings. Thus, Daylight Saving Time aids in energy conservation and cost reduction.

The background of Daylight Saving Time Starts

Benjamin Franklin conceived the idea of resetting timepieces in the summer to conserve energy. By advancing the clocks, people could utilise the additional evening daylight instead of squandering energy on illumination. In 1784, Franklin composed a satirical letter to the “Journal de Paris” proclaiming his ‘discovery’ that the sun emits light as soon as it rises.

However, Englishman William Willet was the first genuine proponent of Daylight Saving Time. It occurred to him while riding his horse early one morning in 1907. Despite the rising sun, he observed that the shutters of many homes were securely closed. Willet spent tens of thousands of dollars every four Sundays in April and September to convince businesspeople, legislators, and members of the United States Congress to advance 20 minutes. However, his proposal was widely ridiculed. One group condemned the activity as an immorality.

After a number of years, Daylight Saving Time was eventually implemented. In May of 1916, during World War I, Germany implemented Daylight Saving Time. The rest of Europe soon followed suit. So did the United States in 1918. After World War I ended, President Woodrow Wilson wished to preserve Daylight Saving Time in part because farmers would lose an hour of morning light. Elimination of Daylight Saving Time until the next conflict. When the conflict began on February 9, 1942, Roosevelt declared “War Time.”

After World War II, Daylight Saving Time was implemented in all U.S. states and municipalities, causing confusion. To control the ‘Wild West,’ Congress enacted the Uniform Time Act in 1966. Under federal law, Daylight Saving Time began on the first Sunday in April and ended on the last Sunday in October. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time to the current schedule in 2007.

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Forward the stopwatch

For the beginning of Daylight Saving Time, change the time on all of the clocks in your household by one hour. You can provide your clock assistants with a treat, such as cookies, for establishing the time.

Celebrate the end of Standard Time with a gathering

This is an excellent excuse to gather your friends and host a party. Similar to New Year’s Eve, you and your companions can stay up late and count down the seconds.

Get rid of your winter clothing

Bring all of your winter apparel out of storage. Donate or distribute as much of it as possible, and store the remainder until next year. Possessing an extensive spring wardrobe is certain to boost your spirits and get you excited for the season.

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Some portions of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Northwest Ontario, and eastern Quebec are among the Canadian provinces and territories that observe standard time throughout the year.

United States of America

Hawaii and Arizona are among the few states that observe Daylight Saving Time at varying times of the year.


With the exception of Russia, Iceland, and Belarus, the majority of European nations observe Daylight Saving Time.


Due to the size of Australia, Daylight Saving Time is not observed uniformly: New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and the Australian Capital Territory observe Daylight Saving Time, whereas Queensland and the Northern Territory (Western Australia) do not.

Sub-Saharan Africa

Southern Africa advanced their clocks by one hour for Daylight Saving Time.


Year Date Day
2022 March 13 Sunday
2023 March 12 Sunday
2024 March 10 Sunday
2025 March 9 Sunday
2026 March 8 Sunday