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Spring Ahead: Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday

Don't forget to set your clocks forward Saturday night before you go to bed.

Spring Ahead: Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday

It's that time of year again, when the short, cold days of winter are behind us.

Yes, this is the weekend to "spring forward" to longer evenings with time to grill outside, play soccer at the park or just get a little more daylight for working. So don't forget to set your clocks an hour ahead before you go to bed on Saturday for Daylight Saving Time, which starts Sunday.

Daylight Savings is a good time to check and change the batteries in smoke detectors, fire department officials recommend.

Daylight Savings was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin 1784 but the modern incarnation of Daylight Savings wasn't introduced until 1895 by a New Zealand entomologist, George Vernon Hudson, according to TimeandDate.com.

Hudson proposed a two-hour shift, which wasn't widely popular. A few years later, English builder William Willett recommended moving the clock forward during the summer months. The idea was eventually adopted during World War I, in 1916. To learn more about DST, visit timeanddate.com.

Spring officially begins March 21, Spring Solstice. The days will keep getting longer until Summer Solstice on June 21.

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