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Daylight Saving Time 2020 is here: Remember to set your clocks forward this weekend

Posted at 1:57 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 13:58:16-05

(WTXL) — It's almost time to spring forward! Daylight Saving Time 2020 begins this weekend at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8.

Daylight Saving Time is meant to stretch the hours of daylight during the summer months.

When the clock strikes 2 a.m. on Sunday everyone will have to set their clocks forward to 3 a.m.

Unfortunately, this also means we will all be losing an extra hour of sleep. The good news is that the first day of Spring is near!

Here are some DST facts:

° Daylight Saving Time originated in Germany on April 30, 1916.
° In the U.S., a seasonal version of DST was signed into law in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson to help World War I efforts.
° President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted year-round DST in the U.S. in 1942.
° DST caused confusion for bus and train schedules when states and localities were not mandated to use it. In 1966, congress passed the Uniform Time Act declaring everyone must participate.
° More than 70 countries world-wide honor Daylight Saving Time.
° The current U.S. schedule began in 2007 and follows the Energy Policy Act of 2005.