Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, or rather early Sunday morning Nov. 3, 2013. Don't forget to turn the clocks back one hour as Daylight Saving Time 2013 ends at exactly 2 a.m. The internet has been buzzing all week with Americans searching for the time when Daylight Saving Time ends. People are still confused today and rightly so which has been driving Daylight Saving Time to the top of Google Trends and Twitter for days. To confound people even more, some Americans aren't required to observe Daylight Saving Time. According to a report by Epoch Times on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013,
"Daylight Saving Time 2013 means a time change is coming on Sunday. For most Americans, that means daylight saving time will end with a fall back to standard time. At 2 a.m., people will turn back the clocks. The federal government doesn’t require the time change, which means that some states and territories don’t participate."
Daylight Saving Time: Time to Change Smoke Detector Batteries
According to California Democrat on Wednesday, Oct. 30, the end of Daylight Saving Time 2013 is also a perfect opportunity to not only turn your clocks back one hour, but to also change the batteries in your smoke alarms. take the time during this weekend's change from Daylight Saving Time back to Standard Time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and make sure they are working properly.
The date of Daylight Saving Time isn't technically one of the major holidays, but some people consider it one because it's the one day per year they get an extra hour of sleep! Any day you can sleep an hour longer is considered one of the major holidays.
Americans think Daylight Saving Time ends before Halloween, and that's where the confusion comes in. Over the years, Daylight Saving Time has changed from before Halloween, to the first Sunday in November. In 2013, this happens on Nov. 3.
Daylight Saving Time 2013 and 2014
In 2013, Daylight Saving Time started at 2 a.m. on March 10, and ends at 2 a.m. on Nov. 3. Looking forward to Daylight Saving Time 2014, the dates change slightly. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 19, 2014, and ends Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.
Sources: Epoch Times; U.S. Naval Oceanography; California Democrat; Time and Date.com
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