Friday, December 30, 2011

Samoa and Tokelau fast forward to 2012

On this day, 30 December 2011, nothing happened in Samoa and Tokelau.  This is the day both countries will lose a 24 hours by going directly from the 29th to the 31 December 2011.  

The leap forward is expected to improve trade with New Zealand and Australia. The change of time zone is a result of moving of the position of their International Dateline, east, to 171 degrees longitude west of Greenwich. Essentially fast forwarding Samoa and Tokelau to 2012 one day early.

Future generations will no doubt find it strange to have a day with no births, deaths, marriage or news events.

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