When Does Daylight Saving Time Start in 2013?

it's almost time to 'spring forward.' Here's some planning help.

By now, most people in Suwanee and Gwinnett have noticed that daylight is beginning a little earlier each morning.

And that means spring -- and Daylight Saving Time -- is near. In 2013, the big shift happens on Sunday, March 10, according to several websites.

On that date, most of the U.S. will set clocks forward at 2 a.m., meaning, yes, that you'll lose an hour of sleep. But you'll get an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day.

And when does it end? DST will last until November 3, 2013.

The change affects all states except Arizona and Hawaii. (See the attached map.)

Of course, many people would prefer that Daylight Saving Time become the norm, that time would not shift back to standard time in the fall.

And a Florida legislator has introduced the "Sunshine Protection Act" in the state legislature to try to make that happen. However, he admits it has little chance of passing, but he wants to stimulate discussion on the topic.

-- How do you feel about Daylight Saving Time? Do you think the U.S. should stay on it year-round? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


Marvin Mauldin February 21, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Old joke. Daylight Saving is like (age and race omitted for political correctness ) who cut off top half of (gender pronoun omitted for political correctness ) blanket and sewed it on the bottom to make it longer.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew February 25, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Hey when did the state Indiana join the rest of us?
Rosemary Vollmar February 26, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing about Indiana as I read this article. Only part of the state participated in DST anyway so maybe they finally got the whole state to participate?


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