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Daylight Savings Time 2023: When Do We Set Our Clocks For Spring Time Change In Florida?

If you are asking, “When does Daylights Savings time start in 2023 in the U.S.A.?” The answer is the date that Daylight Savings Time (DST) will begin for Florida is at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Daylight Savings Time 2023 begins before Easter (or Resurrection Sunday) when days become longer and longer heading closer to the Spring Equinox.

The rest of the United States will also turn their clocks forward on March 12, 2023, with the exception of Hawaii and Arizona because those states do not practice Daylight Savings Time.

This means that we lose (not gain) an hour when we turn our clocks ahead an hour to 3:00 a.m. when our clocks reach 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.

A helpful way to remember whether to set our clocks ahead or behind one hour during the Daylight Saving Time change for Spring 2018 is to “Fall Back” and “Spring Ahead.”

Daylight Saving Time will end again on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

Sunshine Protection Act To End Daylight Saving Time

Former Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law to put an end to the practice of setting clocks back and forward every six months.

But Florida still has to wait for the U.S. Congress to remain on Daylight Saving Time throughout the year.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Sunshine Protection Act that passed the U.S. Senate.

But the U.S. House of Representatives has not voted on the Sunshine Protection Act.  If the bill passes the House, it would then be up to President Biden to sign the bill into law.

History of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time started in Europe during World War I as a way to economize fuel usage. The United States started Daylight Saving Time a year after WWI ended in 1918.

Benjamin Franklin did not propose Daylight Saving Time. This misconception grew out of the proverb “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” that was published in Franklin’s Poor Richards Almanac.

How to Correctly Spell Daylight Saving Time

Is it “Daylight Savings Time” or “Daylight Saving Time”? The correct term is without the “s” but the added “s” has become widely used in the United States.

Daylight Saving Time Bad For Your Health
Losing an hour of sleep is bad for your health, studies find. The overall rate for stroke was 8% higher and heart attacks 10% higher in the days following the daylight saving time change.

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