Daylight Saving Time 2023 – Here’s When You’ll Set the Clock Back
For a lot of people, we've had just too much darn daylight this summer. And by daylight, I mean searing heat brought on by the Louisiana summertime sunshine. That's got a lot of people looking forward to the longer and cooler, at least a little by a little bit, nights of fall.
We usually don't "experience" those long nights until we've made the switch from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time. It's something we've been doing across most of the country since 1918. The Standard Time Act of 1918 was designed to help the United States conserve resources during World War I.
Is the United States Still Observing Daylight Saving Time?
The short answer is yes. We went on Daylight Saving Time on March 12th of this year and we are scheduled to return to Standard Time on November 5th. The good news is that most of our modern devices remember to do that for us.
Many states, including Louisiana, have made efforts to do away with the practice of adjusting the clocks on a biannual basis. However, it's going to take a literal act of Congress for the Daylight Saving/Standard Time adjustment to be discontinued. And there seems to be an appetite for that to happen.
And if you really like to plan ahead Daylight Saving Time will return on March 10, 2024 and the return to Standard Time will occur on November 3rd of 2024, unless we rattle the cages of enough politicians to have the practice abolished.
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