Germany Was The First Country To Adopt Daylight Saving Time, But Why Did They Do It?

Since its introduction 101 years ago in 1916, Daylight Saving Time has always been controversial. Switching the clocks twice a year was not a practice that was embraced by the early and mid-20th century communities. And this is why DST was not adopter by the majority of countries until the early 1980s.

The first country who adopted it in April 30, 1916 was Germany. But why did they do it though?

Well, it seems that for Germans it was all about the war! In an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce weapons and bombs for WWI in their factories, Germany began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m. on April 30, 1916, by advancing the hands of the clock one hour until the following October.

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Photo: America in War and Peace