Daylight Saving Time

What does spring forward and fall back mean?

Answer

Wiki User
03/27/2011

It is a phrase used to help people remember which way to adjust the clocks when switching between daylight saving and standard time.

"Spring forward" takes place in the Spring of the year and means you adjust the clock one hour forward.

"Fall back" happens in the fall (autumn) and means you adjust the clock backward one hour.