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Hi everyone, I'm Alisha.
Daylight saving time begins in the United States in the second week of March. It's not a holiday in the normal sense of the word, but it does mark the beginning of the time of year when the afternoons last longer and when people enjoy more light later in the evening.
Daylight saving time is about saving power, but there are other reasons for it, as well. Can you guess what some of them might be?
Weโ€™ll show you the answer at the end of this video.
Daylight saving time dates back to the days of World War I. It was originally intended as a way to save energy. The logic behind it was that, because people would have more daylight to work with, they would have to burn less fuel to light factories, houses, and so forth.
The beginning of daylight saving time is usually a bit more traumatic for people than the ending of daylight saving time in November. Because everybody's clocks are one hour ahead, most people end up losing one full hour of sleep at night. This means a lot of tardiness at work, a lot of drowsy people on the roads, and other hazards.
Daylight saving time was extended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. This means that daylight saving time always starts on the second Sunday of March and ends on the first Sunday of November. Of course, this does not apply to the many states that do not participate in daylight saving time at all.
In northern latitudes, the effects of daylight saving time are more pronounced than they are in southern latitudes. In the northernmost parts of the continental United States, summer twilight can last until as late as ten o'clock PM due to setting the clocks forward in March.
And now here's the answer to the quiz.
Do you know other reasons for daylight saving time?
Another reason that daylight saving time was extended to the first Sunday in November is actually one of the biggest holidays in the US; Halloween. Some members of Congress determined that extending daylight saving time past Halloween would make it more fun for children to go out trick-or-treating, due to the extended daylight hours.
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Do you observe Daylight Saving Time in your country?
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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Do you observe Daylight Saving Time in your country?

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Wednesday at 08:01 PM
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Hello Cake,

Hehe! ๐Ÿ˜†Thanks for taking the time to share with us and our students. ๐Ÿ‘

Feel free to shoot through any questions you have throughout your studies.

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Sunday at 12:58 PM
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Now I won't watch "Teen Titans Go' since the lessons are ridiculous ๐Ÿ˜…. They actually put a "Daylight Saving Time" episode. I really knew Robin is always correct. Cyborg, Beast Boy, Starfire, and Raven thought that a farmer took the clock that points at 2 o' clock. That's completely ridiculous.

I am just joking by the way ๐Ÿ˜

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Friday at 12:51 PM
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Hi Libuse Kral,

Yes, getting an extra hour sleep is always good! It's shame when we lose that hour in winter though.

Thanks for your comment!


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Libuse Kral
Friday at 09:38 AM
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In Europe Daylight Saving Time is applied, too - but not exactly the same time as in the US. I personally like it especially during summer months and tghen it is nice to sleep one hoour longer.