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Date jump as Samoa changes time zone

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Date jump as Samoa changes time zone


Samoa will skip December 30, jumping ahead to December 31, as it moves its time zone closer to the Far East.

The small South Pacific nation is changing to make doing business with China, Australia and New Zealand easier.

This year there will be two New Year’s Eves in the region – one in Samoa and another in American Samoa an hour’s flight away.

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