Daylight Saving Time begins March 14th

Make sure to change your clocks and the batteries in your smoke detectors

March 1, 2021 | 2 min reading time

This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March which means you will need to move your clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, Mach 14, 2021.  

Many digital clocks, such as on phones and computers, will automatically change the time overnight, but other clocks will need to be moved ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday, March 13,

Daylight Saving Time was first established during World War I to conserve fuel for war industries. The law was repealed after WWI ended, but was re-established by Congress during World War II due to energy consumption and became U.S. law in 1966 when then-President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act, establishing uniform start and end times within standard time zone.

The hour of sleep we "lose" as we "spring forward" will be gained back on Nov. 7 when Daylight Saving Time ends and we turn the clocks back one hour.

Also, as you change your clocks, use the opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  

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