Daylight Savings Time is officially coming to an end for 2023 in the United States as clocks will fall back at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023.
Participating states turn their clocks forward an hour on the second Sunday in March and back in the fall on the first Sunday of November each year.
People can gain an extra hour of sleep if desired, when the clocks fall back in November.
Meanwhile, in the spring when Daylight Savings Time (DTS) begins people will lose an hour of sleep since the clocks spring forward.
As of July 25, 2022, the United States Department of Transportation explained that only Hawaii and parts of Arizona don’t participate in DTS.
The Navajo Nation is the lone exception in Arizona.
Moreover, the territories of Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands also don’t participate.
States may exclude themselves from observing Daylight Saving Time, though, by state law.
There is no permanent end in sight for DTS despite the Sunshine Protection Act being approved by the US Senate in 2022.
However, the bill wasn’t signed into law by the US House of Representatives as the US government needed to address other priorities.
Hence, President Joe Biden hasn’t signed the bill into law.
The clocks will spring forward again on Sunday, March 10, 2024, and fall back for Daylight Savings Time on November 3, 2024.