Who Turns Back Their Clock? 1

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Avalyn Walton

Whether people think Daylight savings is a huge inconvenience, the best thing in the world, or just another cause for sleep deprivation, most people around the world can agree that daylight savings is something that just has to happen and always does. Or so you might think.

Daylight Savings is the practice of setting the clock forward 1 hour at exactly 2 am. And as previously mentioned, the reality for most is that this happens on March 11.

However, this “reality” is only true for some. In the UK, for example, people observe daylight savings time on March 25, not the 11th. While this may seem odd to those who change the time on March 11, to many, it is completely normal. They also revert back to normal on October 28, not November 4.

Okay so, now we know that daylight savings doesn’t occur at the same time everywhere else in the world. But it’s really not that different because we all have daylight savings at some point. After all, daylight savings seems so normal and routine, everyone around the world must also change the time too.

Well, those who assumed that is true are wrong again. Most areas in both Africa and Asia don’t observe daylight savings. That’s right, the clocks in most of Africa and some of Asia never change. To any other Americans, this might not seem too odd. After all, it’s on the other side of the world. However, places nearer than the average Stacey student would expect may also not change their clocks twice a year.

That’s right all of Hawaii and parts of Arizona don’t turn their clocks either. Arizona participated for one summer but quickly decided against it. The longer the day, the more air conditioning needed and the more energy used. As far as Hawaii goes, there was just no benefits to the time change. Their sunsets and sunrises don’t vary much.

And so, it’s now abundantly clear that all places do not observe daylight savings. With the way things are progressing, we may not continue to change our clocks in the future. Who knows where the tradition of daylight savings will go?

One comment

  1. It’s called daylight saving time, daylight savings time is just wrong.


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