The state of Indiana moved the start of the new year back to the same time zone as New York, moving the start time back one hour earlier than usual.
The move was announced on Thursday and comes in a bid to get more residents into the state’s early spring.
New York and other states around the world are moving the beginning of the year back in line with the rest of the world.
“We want to keep this new start time in New York,” said Indiana Gov.
“If we can do that, then other states and countries can have a similar opportunity.”
Holcomb said that the move was made “because of the importance of getting people back into the spring and getting them into the work force.”
Holcom said that Indiana will have the option to move the start date back up a few hours if it wants to do so.
The new start date was set back in the spring of 2016 after New York City decided to move it back one minute and two seconds from midnight to midnight.
The New York Times reports that Holcomb has said he’s open to moving it back an hour.
He added that “I do think that having an extra hour of daylight makes the start a little bit easier for people.”
Indiana is also moving the end of the summer back one day ahead of the rest, making the start day on Monday a Friday.
The start of spring also comes with some extra logistical issues, including the need to change the weather to make room for the arrival of spring flowers.