Get ready to ‘fall back’ Sunday with end of daylight saving time


Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, so get ready to adjust clocks back one hour this weekend.

Daylight saving time, said to have originated with an idea from Benjamin Franklin, is the practice of moving clocks ahead an hour in the spring and turning them back an hour in the fall. It’s meant to save on energy.

In Italy, the practice is called ora legale and in England it is “summer time,” according to Dictionary.com.

In any language, it’s a good time to change the batteries in smoke detectors, too.