Not long ago, daylight saving time ended before Halloween. President George W. Bush changed that when he signed into law the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Business Insider reports that before the law went into effect in 2007, kids had fewer daylight hours to trick-or-treat:
The law was the result of intense lobbying. In “Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time“, author Michael Downing describes how the retail industry makes hundreds of millions of dollars off DST each year and is largely the reason we still change our clocks.
So enjoy a couple more evenings with sunlight and some extra tasty treats.