We say goodbye to Daylight Saving Time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 . Since we can't explain what 'Daylight Saving Time' is, we decided to go straight to the Old Farmer's Almanac for help.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during the summer months, and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight. However, DST has many detractors.


Note that the term is “Daylight Saving Time” and not “Daylight Savings Time” (with an extra “s” at the end of “Saving”), though many of us are guilty of saying it the wrong way! The technical explanation is that the word “saving” is singular because it acts as part of an adjective rather than a verb.

Now that we know what it is, we want to know what you think about it:

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