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Daylight saving: Spring into season

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Daylight Saving Time (DST) provides us with a great opportunity to enjoy to the sun an hour longer each day for the next eight months. With this extra daylight, our fun activities can last a little longer, and what’s not to love about that. As we prepare to set our clocks an hour forward on Sunday, March 12, you can start to think of all the ways you will enjoy additional daylight.

How savvy are you on Daylight Saving Time history? First off, DST was originally introduced in the United States in 1918 and is observed by most of our states and territories except Hawaii, Arizona, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Also, DST was not created for farmers, contrary to popular belief, instead it came from an Englishman (not Benjamin Franklin) named William Willett who proposed the idea in 1905 so people could enjoy more time in the sun and he called this “summer time”.

Even though we lose an hour, we gain extra sunlight which means we can enjoy the outdoors an hour longer. Here are a few ways you can relish in the additional vitamin D this spring:

Whether you’re a DST fan or skeptic, there are plenty of ways to make the most of it while it’s here. Share how you will take advantage of the extra daylight!