Friday, March 6, 2015

Just in time. Here's a dancer going places!

Happy Friday! It's been a long week and finally had the chance to edit this photo we took of Samantha Frahn this past weekend!!   More images just around the corner.  But in the mean time.....

Don’t forget this weekend is Spring forward! We lose an hour of our day! Saturday night/Sunday early morning at about 2am set your clocks forward 1 hour.
So now that you know you’re losing an hour, do you know why?? And other interesting things about Daylight Saving Time!

DST first used in Germany
US inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin first proposed the concept of DST in 1784, but modern Daylight Saving Time first saw the light of day, in 1895 when an entomologist from New Zealand, George Vernon Hudson, presented a proposal for a two-hour daylight saving shift. However, Germany was the first country to implement DST on April 30, 1916 when the clocks were set forward at 11 pm.

Though often referred to as daylight savings time (the plural form of “saving”), the correct name is daylight saving time.

Hawaii and Arizona (except for the state’s Navajo Nation) do not observe daylight saving time.

The U.S. Territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands remain on standard time year-round.

“Since 1915, the principal supporter of daylight saving in the United States has been the Chamber of Commerce on behalf of small business and retailers…The Chamber understood that if you give workers more sunlight at the end of the day they’ll stop and shop on their way home.”

In 2007, Daylight Saving got a few weeks longer, running from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

And for those that need a little motivation, Krispy Kreme plans to continue its tradition of handing out a free glazed donut to everybody that visits their stores on Sunday!

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