Technically of course, the State of Arizona did not change time zones and suddenly find itself in the Pacific time zone this morning.
It’s just that we stood still while everyone else “sprung forward” for Daylight Saving Time — which effectively makes our clocks go from matching those in say Denver to matching those in San Diego. We are still in the Mountain Standard Time zone, which now equates to Pacific Daylight Time.
We join Hawaii, and the US Territories of American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands in not observing Daylight Saving Time. Well, except for the fourth of the state that is the Navajo Nation. They do change clocks. But keep in mind that the Hopi Reservation, which is entirely surrounded by the Navajo Nation, does not change their clocks.
I’ve never really understood Daylight Saving Time. When I lived outside Arizona, I wondered why in the world we we did it. Now that I live inside Arizona, I wonder why we (well, most of us) don’t.
[tags]Daylight Saving Time[/tags]