Twice a year in most places in the United States, clocks are set forward one hour in the spring, and back one hour in the fall. This is known as Daylight Saving Time – a way of making better use of daylight hours during the changing of the seasons (longer days in the summer, shorter days during the winter).

In 2015, we will “spring ahead” our clocks one hour on Sunday March 8th, and “fall back” one hour on Sunday November 1.

You can read more about the history as well as see Daylight Saving Time practices in other countries here:

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/

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