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Samoa and Tokelau Cross International Date Line

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The tiny Pacific island nation of Samoa and nearby atolls of New Zealand-administered Tokelau have changed time zones to align themselves with their trading partners in the region. At the stroke of midnight , the islands reversed a 120-year-old policy of being east of the International Date Line, to being west of the line. For […]

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Samoa and Tokelau Cross International Date Line

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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The tiny Pacific island nation of Samoa and nearby atolls of New Zealand-administered Tokelau are skipping Friday this year and moving from Thursday straight to Saturday to align themselves with their trading partners in the region. At the stroke of midnight , the islands reverse a 120-year-old policy of being east of the International Date […]

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Samoa and Tokelau Cross International Date Line

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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The tiny Pacific island nation of Samoa and nearby atolls of New Zealand-administered Tokelau are skipping Friday this year and moving from Thursday straight to Saturday to align themselves with their trading partners in the region. At the stroke of midnight , the islands reverse a 120-year-old policy of being east of the International Date […]

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Samoa and Tokelau Cross International Date Line

Posted December 30th, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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The tiny Pacific island nation of Samoa and nearby atolls of New Zealand-administered Tokelau skipped Friday this year and moved from Thursday straight to Saturday to align themselves with their trading partners in the region. At the stroke of midnight , the islands reversed a 120-year-old policy of being east of the International Date Line, […]

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Samoa Skips December 30 With Time Change

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Samoa will not have December 30 this year due to a time zone change. Instead, the tiny South Pacific island nation will go from Thursday, December 29, straight to New Year’s Eve and will become one of the first countries to celebrate the New Year, 2012, instead of being one of the last. Samoa decided […]

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