Tuesday, April 15, 2008

No Daylight Saving Time in Arizona!

Most of you are probably accustomed to twice-a-year adjustments to your watches. Arizona however does not follow the rules of daylight saving! Perhaps because no one would really need another hour of sunshine during an Arizona summer? It is hot enough as it is!

Anyway, the point is to remember that Arizona always follows Mountain Standard Time, and never switches to Mountain Daylight Time. Arizona is actually the only part of the continental US that does not change its clocks.

But no rule without an exception, right? The Navajo Nation in the state's north east corner does make twice-a-year alterations to their clocks, because the reservation extends into Colorado and New Mexico as well. To make things a bit more confusing, the Hopi Reservation which is completely surrounded by the Navajo Nation, follows the rest of the state and does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

So keep this in mind when you visit the Grand Canyon State!

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