It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year! Daylight Saving Time! This means winter is ending, and spring is about to begin. The days are longer, we have more sunshine and the winter cobwebs are being swept away. Parish Giving thought since we’re all dusting our cobwebs away that we’d share some fun facts about Daylight Saving! Here are just a few!
Fun Fact #1
We can all thank Ben Franklin – Yes, it’s true. When he was living in France, he noticed how the sun was up at 6am. He thought to himself that if you are up with the sun, and go to bed earlier at night, that you would be saving more energy and save money on candles. I suppose this is another spin on Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Fun Fact #2
Your state is not required to follow Daylight Saving Time – Arizona and Hawaii are two states that do not follow it.
Fun Fact #3
Arizona doesn’t follow Daylight Saving due to extreme heat. They want to preserve the cooler evening hours so people can enjoy time outdoors.
Fun Fact #4
But the Hopi Reservation which is surrounding by the Navajo Nation observes Daylight Saving Time. Always a loophole!
Fun Fact #5
The English first thought of Daylight Saving Time, but the German’s were the ones who implemented it.
Do you have any fun facts about Daylight Saving Time? Feel free to share them with us!