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Mar 20, 2014 at 16:27 o\clock

Daylight Saving Time: When Do We Change Our Clocks?

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  function solstice()var d= new Date();var cy=d.getFullYear();document.getElementById('this_year').innerHTML='Daylight Saving Time for '+cy+'';switch(cy)case 2014:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 9';document.getElementById('clockRevert').baiduinnerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 2';break;case 2015:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 8';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 1';break;case 2016:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 13';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 6';break;case 2017:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 12';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 5';break;case 2018:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 11';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 4';break;case 2019:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 10';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 3';break;case 2020:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 8';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 1';break;case 2021:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 14';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 7';break;case 2022:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 13';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 6';break;case 2023:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 12';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 5';break;case 2024:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 10';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 3';break;case 2025:document.getElementById('clockAhead').innerHTML='Turn the clock ahead at 02:00 AM on March 9';document.getElementById('clockRevert').innerHTML='Revert the clock at 02:00 AM on November 2';break;window.onload=function()solstice();With the concept of Daylight Saving Time (DST) spreading beyond North America and Europe, knowing when to change the clocks has become all the more important. Basically, Daylight Saving Time change is a practice wherein the clocks are turned ahead or reverted back by an hour during a specific time of the year in a bid to make sure that the afternoons, which are considered more productive than the other times of the day, are longer. Though all the countries which practice DST change turn their clocks ahead and revert them back by an hour in a calendar year, the dates on which the clocks are changed in the United States (and other regions of North America) differ from the dates followed in Europe.Daylight Saving TimeThe 'specific time' of the year when you turn the clocks ahead by an hour, is the second Sunday of March. Similarly, on the first Sunday of November, you are supposed to revert them by an hour, as it marks the end of the Daylight Saving Time. The practice of changing time on these dates was adopted in 2007. Prior to this, the clocks were changed on the first Sunday of April and October respectively.Turn the Clocks AheadIf you take into consideration the fact that the second Sunday of March marks the beginning of DST, March 9, 2014, was the day wherein you were supposed to turn your clocks ahead by an hour. (As the clocks are moved ahead by an hour on this day of spring, it is also known as 'spring forward'.) Next, you are supposed to spring forward on March 8, 2015, and then, on March 13, 2016. At 02:00 AM on these days, you will simply have to turn your clocks to 03:00 AM to stick to the schedule followed by the entire nation from that day until the end of DST.Turn the Clocks BackThe first Sunday of November marks the end of Daylight Saving Time and thus, you are supposed to revert your clocks back by an hour. That being said, November 2, 2014, will be the day on which you will have to revert your clocks by an hour from 02:00 AM to 01:00 AM. As the clocks are reverted by an hour on this day of fall, it is also known as 'fall back'. Subsequently, you will have to fall back on November 1 in 2015 and November 6 in 2016. From these days onwards, you will follow the new time, until the next spring forward.YearSpring ForwardFall Back2014Mar 9Nov 22015Mar 8Nov 12016Mar 13Nov 62017Mar 12Nov 52018Mar 11Nov 42019Mar 10Nov 32020Mar 8Nov 12021Mar 14Nov 72022Mar 13Nov 62023Mar 12Nov 52024Mar 10Nov 32025Mar 9Nov 2European Summer TimeIf Americans follow the Daylight Saving Time, Europeans follow the European Summer Time, which begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October. In 2014, for instance, Europeans will change their clocks and put them ahead by an hour on March 30 and revert them back by an hour on October 26. Almost all the European nations, with a few exceptions like Russia and Iceland, follow this concept.The concept is predominantly restricted to North American regions, like the United States, Canada, Greenland, etc. Even though it is not mandatory for the American states to follow this practice, they have to abide by the guidelines laid in accordance to the federal law, if―at all―they choose to follow it. As of today, only two states―Arizona and Hawaii―and a few territories have chosen to stick to the Standard Time (ST) instead of going with DST.