Although not used by the majority of the world's countries, daylight saving time is common in the Western world.
DST is used.
DST is no longer used.
DST has never been used.
The [white] spot in the dark red area, in the eastern part of Africa, is Lake Victoria. And that's where we live for most of the year. It says on this legend that Daylight Savings has never been used in this part of the world.
So WHY did my Smartphone clock automatically set the time forward one hour on Sunday 30th March 2014?
Grant and I woke up with the alarm as usual but couldn't work out why it was so quiet and so very dark outside. I squinted at the time on the screen and said: "Yep, it's 05h45!"
He got up and checked on the wall clock in the kitchen and also in the lounge. Both said a-quarter-to-five. (These are analogue clocks) I got up and checked on my three wrist watches in my jewelry case (I like my bling, LOL) and also saw that these time pieces said it was a-quarter-to-five!
We both sighed, turned over in bed and went back to sleep. Fortunately we woke up naturally just before 6am and the day began as normal.
Later on I checked on the settings of my Smartphone. There I saw that the Daylight Savings Time was set on automatic.
I reset this to say turn OFF automatic Daylight Savings Time and hopefully we won't be awoken an hour early in Africa this time next year!
I hope you're all having a really great week.
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