Clocks Go Back for the End of Daylight Saving Time 2016

On 6th of November 2016, at 2 a.m., is the end of daylight saving time in the United States when clocks “fall” backward 1 hour for autumn and winter. The daylight saving time for 2017 will begin on March 12 and it will end on November 5.

The end of daylight saving time is a set calendar date every year. It is always the first Sunday in November.

Daylight saving time in the United States is almost 100 years old. It began with the Standard Time Act in 1918, which established standard time zones and daylight saving time for World War I.

Your pets may be confused by the time change, especially if it changes the hour they’re fed, Live Science reported in 2011.

The fact that the time changes at 2 a.m., may have to do with practicality. For instance, it’s late enough that most people are home from outings and setting the clock back an hour won’t switch the date to “yesterday.” In addition, it’s early enough not to affect early shift workers and early churchgoers, according to the WebExhibits, an online museum.

Not all US states and territories take part in daylight saving time. Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and most of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation) don’t observe daylight saving time. So, for them, nothing changed!