We Have Sprung in Mexico

Apr 7, 2013 by

www.jamesandshilo.comWe’re Back!!

In Mountain Standard Time, I mean! We’re still in Mazatlan (departing in 12 more sleeps) but we’re back in the same time zone as our loved ones in Calgary!

We – finally! – sprang forward today, in the wee hours this morning.

As most people know, Daylight Savings (“DS”) is the practice of advancing the clocks forward by an hour so the mornings don’t start quite so early and there is more daylight to enjoy in the evenings! Usually, the clocks are moved forward 1 hour around the beginning of spring and are moved backwards by 1 hour in the fall.

www.jamesandshilo.comIn most regions that participate in Daylight Savings, the shift happens early in the morning (2am) on a weekend to lessen disruptions to week day schedules. Not every region participates in Daylight Savings – in Canada, several parts of BC and most of Saskatchewan do not adhere to DS. In the US, Hawaii and Arizona don’t follow it either.

Previously, Canada and the US had observed Daylight Saving Time from the first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in October. However, through legislation passed in 2006, Daylight Saving Time now begins three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

Here in Mexico, we follow Daylight Savings but we spring forward on the first Sunday in April and spring back the last Sunday in October .

Did you know…? Historically, interests such as retailing, sports and tourism have favoured Daylight Saving, while agricultural and evening entertainment interests have opposed it. Daylight Saving’s initial conception was prompted by energy crisis and war.*

Happy Sunday everyone!

Hugs,

🙂 Shilo & James

 

 

* Source: wikipedia.com