Why do we change the clocks twice a year?

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One of the biggest reasons we change our clocks to Daylight Saving Time is that it saves electricity.
Daylight Saving Time reduces the time between sunset and bedtime by one hour. This means that less electricity would be used for lighting and appliances late in the day.
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Winter and summer solstace's, changing from 1 hour ahead to the original time.
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The reason for daylight savings is so that there is an extra hour of daylight in the fall and spring. This started when people worked in the factories and their employers wanted to
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No every country does this. And i don't know the main details but its 2 time zones they switch between to sort out sun rises/sets.
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If we didn't change, it would continue to get dark early at night during the summer months. Ask Away!
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Clocks move forward one hour in March and move backward one hour in November. Most people remember the changes with the catch phrase "spring forward, fall back," referring to the season when the changes take place. The U.S. government initially started Daylight Saving Time during World War I to save energy for wartime production. The federal government enacted Daylight Saving Time as a permanent change in 1966. Starting in 2007, the government extended the time period by four weeks as a means to save energy through longer daylight hours.

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