Never Fear - Daylight Savings is No Longer Here!


Never Fear - Daylight Savings is No Longer Here!

M. A. Hughes | Auburn-Opelika Tourism

At 12 a.m. on Sunday, November 3, all of America moved their clocks back an hour to “fall back” in accordance to the end of Daylight Savings Time.

For most people, the Daylight Savings change is a bit of a pain—although smart phones will usually adjust the time automatically, microwave and oven clocks, alarm clocks and car dashboards all have to be fixed by hand. This can also cause unnecessary panic if you forget to adjust your clocks and wake up thinking you’re an hour late for something when you’re actually right on time!


But never fear—it’s not all bad! Here are some good things about “falling back” to lift your spirits about the dreaded Daylight Savings Time:

  1. An extra hour of sleep!

Who doesn’t love getting a little more sleep on the weekend—especially when it’s a national mandate and not because you accidentally snoozed your alarm?

  1. Sunlight in the morning!

“Falling back” also means that daylight is shifted back into the morning hours. This makes it just a little bit easier to get up and moving for those early-morning work or school start times.

  1. Home football games!

The end of Daylight Savings falls at the beginning of November—and for Auburn Tigers football fans, this means a month of home football games, including the highly-anticipated Auburn v. Georgia game and the Iron Bowl! These games are a welcome relief for lovers of Jordan-Hare Stadium after an entire month of away games in October.

  1. One step closer to winter!

Although the official first day of winter isn’t until December 21, the end of Daylight Savings marks the beginning of the season when the “days get shorter and the nights get longer.” This usually means a temperature change is coming, too—and for those in the South suffering through 90 degree weather well into September and October, that’s certainly a welcome change.

  1. The beginning of the holiday season!

Just as the end of Daylight Savings brings shorter days and cooler weather, it also means it’s time to start getting into the holiday spirit. November brings Día de los Muertos, Thanksgiving and Black Friday; in December, you can look forward to Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and New Year’s Eve, just to name a few. Be sure to check the Auburn-Opelika Tourism calendar for all the fun holiday activities taking place in the area this holiday season!


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