Samoa Cancels Friday

Posted on December 30, 2011

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The South Pacific nation of Samoa which straddles the international dateline, will skip tomorrow to align its calendar with nearby trading partners Australia and New Zealand, reports Bloomberg.

“Samoa, with less than 200,000 people, will move straight into New Year’s Eve at midnight, according to a statement on the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour’s website. The country has lived almost one day behind its largest South Pacific neighbors for more than 120 years after American businessmen convinced officials to align its time closer to theirs.

“We will be waking up on Saturday 31st December 2011 and lose one day in our lives, as there will be no Friday 30th December 2011 in the history of Samoa,” said the statement from the Apia-based government.”

Best Thursday ever.

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