USA & Canada Start DST on March 12
Most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico's northern border cities will begin Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, March 12, 2017.
People in areas that observe DST will spring forward 1 hour from 02:00 (2 am) to 03:00 (3 am), local time.
Standard time will resume on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
In local time, sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later than the day before resulting in more daylight in the afternoon.
Most of the US Uses DST
DST in Canada
In Canada, DST begins at the same time as in the US.
US Bills to Abolish DST
Bills to abolish the yearly time change permanently have been proposed in more than 10 US states this year.
From experience, these bills don't normally make it all the way to the state Senate, and they are usually voted down at some point in the legislative process.
Mexico DST Divided
Set Clocks Back or Ahead?
To remember which way to set your watch, keep in mind one of these sayings: “spring forward, fall back” or “spring ahead, fall behind.” The clocks spring ahead (= losing 1 hour) in the spring when DST starts and fall behind 1 hour (= gaining 1 hour) when DST ends in the fall.