Daylight saving time begins Sunday

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Residents need to set a reminder to wind their clocks an hour ahead as daylight saving time (DST) will begin on Sun., March 13, at 2 a.m.

DST was first used in Canada in 1908, but was implemented country-wide in Germany on April 30, 1916, in an effort to minimize the use of artificial lighting in order to save fuel for the war effort, according to Time and Date’s website.

In the United States, DST was first used in 1918, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the fast time into law to support World War I.

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DST is primarily held during the warmer months of the year. In the evenings, the daylight lasts a little longer than the mornings, when it is darker.

At present, DST starts on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.