Daylight Savings Time 2013: What Time is It?


Daylight Savings Time began at 2 a.m. on Sunday, so if you haven't already set your clocks ahead one hour, do it now!

The obvious upside of Daylight Savings Time, of course, is getting an extra hour of light in the evening. It's also a reminder that summer is right around the corner, and the same goes for vacations with friends, the removal of winter layers, and biting cold weather. The downside, of course, is losing an hour, but the positives outweigh the negatives here.

Certain places don't participate in daylight savings time, but if you're not in Hawaii, Arizona, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the American Samoa, or the Northern Marianas, this isn't applicable to you. Make sure your clock is set an hour later, and if you can't figure out what to do on the two Daylight Savings Times a year, remember the phrase, "spring forward, fall backward." Spring brings a lot more joy, I promise you.

Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov. 3, so until then, live it up and get ready for long days, trips to cool places, cold drinks on the beach, humid days, shorts and sandals season, and fun excursions with friends. Who's pumped for Spring 2013?!