Some things just seem to signal the change from Winter to Spring – turning the clocks ahead an hour and the onset of daylight savings time is the first step to “Spring Forward, Fall Back” and the promise of sunnier days ahead. While spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20th this year, the first hint of spring has arrived – it’s Daylight Savings Time! Join the ORGANO™ Global Family as we further explore the practice of “saving daylight” and “gaining an hour” at the end of the day – for the 78 countries that set their clocks ahead one hour for daylight saving time.
The Earth’s Movement & Old School Timekeepers: If you happened to notice that it’s staying a little lighter later – you are correct – thanks to the normal course of the Earth’s movements in relation to the sun. However, daylight saving time turbo-charges this process. Every year daylight saving time (DST) begins on the second Sunday of March, when our clocks will jump forward 1 hour at 2 a.m., and ends on first Sunday of November. These days, most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices we use as timekeepers will automatically make the time correction for us. However, be sure to double check the “old school” timekeepers on your oven or microwave, in your car (even your watch), as they most likely will need to be changed manually.
To Spring Forward – or – To Not Spring Forward: While many countries welcome the tradition of “springing” forward, not everyone participates in these temporal engineering practices. A handful of U.S. states and territories (including most of Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) stick strictly to “standard” time. And, the last state to join in on DST – just over a decade ago – was Indiana. Although 78 countries currently observe DST (including many European nations), it is not in use in the industrialized nations of Russia, China, India and Japan. Take note: In Europe, daylight saving time does not begin until the last Sunday in March (the 27th this year).
Extended Sunny Evenings & The Semi-Annual Debate: Along with the extended sunshine in the evening – comes the semi-annual debate over whether the almost 100-year-old practice is antiquated. Daylight savings started initially in 1918 after “war time” as a way to conserve fuel, by providing an extra hour of daylight in the evening, and a way to signal the approach of spring and summer. So what’s the problem? Well, some people don’t welcome the lost hour of sleep, or the dark mornings for early-bird commuters. For those opposed to DST – you can start counting down the days until we (in the U.S.) turn our clocks back an hour and “Fall Back” back to standard time on the first Sunday in November.
Celebrate with OG & Enjoy The Extra Hour of Sunlight: There is no better way to celebrate an extra hour of daylight – than enjoying an extra cup of your favorite ORGANO™ gourmet coffee blends. You can’t go wrong with either one of ORGANO™’s newest blends – with or without caffeine:
* ORGANO™ Colombian Roast (Authentic Gourmet Coffee Blend); An impressive and original blend made from the finest Colombian coffee beans. When the Universe desired a real cup of coffee, it made Colombian.
* ORGANO™ Te Amô Decaf Gourmet Blend (The Finest Decaf in Single-Cup Servings); OG understands the genuine lifetime love affair for the greatest drink on earth – coffee, and the option to have if caffeine free has arrived – Te Amô DeCaf Gourmet Blend!
At the end of the day (literally), no daylight is actually being “saved” technically speaking – we are just moving an hour of daylight to later on in the day. And, while we still have a few weeks to go until it’s officially spring, celebrating daylight saving time is the first step to “Spring Forward” on to sunnier days ahead with ORGANO™ – Taste The Gold today!
Have a happy day!