Samoans are taking a day off before the New Year weekend. In fact, they’re taking Friday, December 30th right off the calendar.
The island nation of Samoa is on the East side of the International Date Line but key trading partners Australia and New Zealand are on the West side, so Samoa is moving to the other side of the date line. That change of time zone means resetting the clock so hard that it shakes a whole day out of the calendar. Samoa has picked December 30, 2011 as that day.
Relax; you’ve still got the weekend.
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