By Jennie

Did you know about daylight saving time? In much of the USA, we change the clocks forwards an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall. We do this to make use of more daylight hours in the evening during the spring and summer months and then to make use of more daylight hours in the morning during fall and winter months.

All official clocks will move forward one hour in Michigan at 2:00 am on March 12th to become 3:00 am.

Be sure though not to be late for a lunch or dinner date on March 12th or late for work on March 13th this year and set your own clocks forward 1 hour (so 6:00 am will be 7:00 am for example.)

Many fire departments use the change in time to spread the word about checking and changing batteries in smoke and fire detectors.

If you can’t remember whether clocks go backwards or forwards, remember this little phrase – spring forward; fall back (like leaping forward and falling backwards). So clocks always move forward in the spring and back in the fall.

All states in the USA with the exception of Arizona and Hawaii use this system.

Find out more about Daylight Saving Time at