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Daylight Savings Time 2012 - Spring Forward (Except for Arizona)

Mar 6, 2012

When does Daylight Savings Time begin in 2012?

Daylight Saving Time in the United States begins this weekend, early on Sunday morning, March 11, 2012, at 2:00 a.m. and ends Sunday, November 4, 2012, 2:00 a.m.

There is one big exception, most of the state of Arizona doesn't observe daylight savings time, and their clocks will remain on Mountain Standard Time as they do each and every year.

What's Arizona's problem?

The state of Arizona refuses to use Daylight Savings Time, however it isn't the usual rebellious snub at Washington, DC.

In many parts of the state, including the largest city in the state (Phoenix), the heat soars well into the triple digits in the summer months and the last thing you want to do is "save daylight" in the evenings.

Why is DST so early now?

From 1987 to 2006, daylight saving time in the United States began on the first Sunday of April and ended on the last Sunday of October, however, the US Congress and their single digit approval ratings took the time to add one month to each side in 2006.

One of the reason given - so kids could trick or treat on Halloween in the daylight.


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