Why was daylight savings created

The purpose of Daylight Savings Time is exactly what it says, to save daylight. The idea of the system is to save an hour of sunlight so that people can work that extra hour during the daytime, thus reducing fuel consumption and the need to use electrical energy for lighting purposes. The Daylight Savings Time is particularly handy during the winter months because it makes a better use of the already short sunlight hours. In the United States of America, most of the states set their clock back by an hour on the second Sunday in the month of March at exactly 2 a.m. DST thus begins on this date and continues for eight months until the month of November, when the clock is again set forward by an hour to adjust back with the original time on the first Sunday at the same time. The DST is not observed by Hawaii and Arizona and they are the only two states within the US that does not follow the DST. The geographical location of a particular country is the key in determining the time and date for the DST, for example, in most of the European countries, the DST is observed at a different time. Over there, the Daylight Saving Time begins when the clocks are set back at 1 a.m. (GMT) on the last Sunday in the month of March. The DST ends after seven months on the last Sunday in October at 1 a.m. as the clocks are reverted back again to match the original time.

Originally, DST began during the First World War in an attempt to save fuel because the soldiers who were fighting the war were in dire need of fuel constantly. It was made a rule by law at the time. It is not that the tradition had become the standard from that time onwards because after the World War 1 was over, people did not see the need to follow the DST rule and stopped.

The announcement of the Second World War again initiated the following of the DST but people stopped once again after the war was over. It was in the year 1970, that the Energy Crisis again necessitated the following of the DST and from that year onwards it has remained in practice for the most of the United States, although its utility is not beyond doubt.