It’s almost time to change the clocks!
The phrase “spring forward, fall back” will come in useful tomorrow morning as we adjust to the switch from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Irish Standard Time (IST).
The clocks will go forward on Sunday, March 25th at 1am.
That means an hour less sleep; but as it’s Sunday, hopefully many will be able to sleep in regardless.
When it hits 1am tonight, electronic devices that have internet access will automatically update to 2am – but be sure to double-check your alarm clock, your watch, and your car!
Why do we do this?
New Zealander George Hudson from New Zealand first proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895, with it being implemented in The German Empire and Austria-Hungary in 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.
Hudson wanted people to take advantage of the bright summer mornings, and proposed a clock change in a bid to get people out of bed earlier.
The clocks change twice a year; they go forward in March, and back in October.