Sunday, 7 April 2019, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, 7 April 2019, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead.
Daylight Saving starts again on Sunday October 6 when the clocks go forward one hour at 2:00am.
A touch of trivia (everything you probably didn't need to know about Daylight Saving):
Less than 40% of the countries in the world use DST today.
DST is controversial. More than 140 countries have used it at some point, but about half of them have since abolished it again.
DST has been in use over 100 years, but most countries that have used DST have not used it all that time.
Benjamin Franklin was the first to conceive the idea of daylight saving time while he was a delegate in Paris in 1784
“Cyberloafing,” or surfing the web for enjoyment during work hours, increases significantly the first Monday after daylight saving time begins in the spring. Researchers attributed this increase to lack of sleep and thus lack of focus and motivation.
Car accidents increase in the weeks following the beginning of daylight saving time.
WWI pushed Daylight Saving into law
In 1916, Germany became the first country to officially adopt Daylight Saving Time. It was born out of an effort to conserve coal during World War I, and Britain, along with many other European nations, was quick to follow the Germans’ lead. It wasn’t until 1918 that the time change spread to the U.S. A year after entering the war, America began practicing DST as an electricity-saving measure. Most countries, including the U.S., ceased official observation of the switch following wartime.
A health hazard
Even if DST was good for your energy bill, that wouldn’t negate the adverse impact it can have on human health. Numerous studies show that the extra hour of sleep we lose by springing ahead can affect us in dangerous ways. An increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and susceptibility to illness have all been linked to the time change.
It starts at 2:00am for a reason
Daylight Saving Time doesn’t begin at the stroke of midnight like you might expect it to. Rather, the time change is delayed until most people (hopefully) aren’t awake to notice it. By waiting until two in the morning to give or take an hour, the idea is that most workers with early shifts will still be in bed and most bars and restaurants will already be closed.