Daylight Savings – A Love/Hate Relationship

If you’re like most of us at Ori’Zaba’s, the end of daylight savings time means your internal clocks are messed up again, and you’re hungry for lunch at 10:30 in the morning.  No worries – we got you covered.  Get to your nearest Ori’Zaba’s to feed that craving.

But seriously, what’s the purpose of daylight savings?  Are they just trying to torture us with pesky clock changing and grumpy kids?  

Believe it or not the idea of conserving light actually came from the need to conserve fuel.  During WW1 fuel, and many other items, were in shortage because most of the resources were directed to help the military efforts. Germany and Austria decided to advance the clock hands throughout the summer months, and then back in October, to conserve fuel for their troops.

The trend continued throughout Europe and eventually the US adopted Daylight Savings into law in 1918.  But after the war the law was so unpopular it was repealed.  Starting in 1919 it then became a local option and continued in some of the larger east coast cities.   But when WW2 began President Roosevelt instituted year round daylight savings time, calling it “War Time”.

From the end of WW2 until 1966 there was no federal mandate, and it was up to the states or regions to determine their local time.  But as travel expanded in America, this random approach to regional time led to huge confusion and trains and buses had the onerous task of managing these ever-changing schedules.  In 1974 President Nixon signed the Emergency Daylight Saving Time Energy Conservation Act to again address fuel shortages.

Even today there are states that do not observe Daylight Savings Time, and several more threaten to eliminate it.
 

Whether you love it or you hate it, most would agree we all liked the extra hour we got over the weekend!  What did you do with your extra time?  Hopefully you went to Ori’Zaba’s and enjoyed the day.  

Don’t forget, Ori’Zaba’s caters!  Use us for all your football parties, holiday events, or office gatherings. The season is upon us!  


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