Go ahead and schedule yourself a cell phone reminder for Daylight Saving Time and an extra hour of sleep — and it happens hours after Halloween!
The clocks roll back one hour at 2 a.m., November 1, 2020, so remember to change any clocks back that do not automatically update.
The annual change comes in the middle of the night, but most people usually set their clocks back before heading to bed Saturday night.
It’s also a good time to replace batteries in warning devices such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
There are a few places where people don’t have to do anything because they never went on daylight saving time, such as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Arizona. But the rest of us will get what feels like an extra hour in bed to start November, guilt free!
Daylight Saving Time will return at 2 a.m. on March 14, 2021.
Here in Crescent City on Nov. 1, the sun will set around 6:39 p.m.
- Daylight Saving Time is often misspoken as “Daylight Savings Time”. There is no ‘S’.
- Benjamin Franklin did niot invent Daylight Saving Time – he only proposed a change in sleep schedules, not the time itself.
- A man named William Willett led the first campaign to enact DST, back in 1905.
- Germany was the first country to embrace Daylight Saving Time.