As long as you are in Samoa this Thursday. In the latest realm of time travel, Samoa has decided to eliminate Friday, December 30 in order to sync up the working week with the two countries it works with the most, New Zealand and Australia.
It is a move that reverses the king’s decision in 1892 to move the country from the western to eastern side of the international dateline, in order to please U.S. traders. The New Zealand territory of Tokelau is making the switch as well.
“In doing business with New Zealand and Australia, we’re losing out on two working days a week,” Stuff.co.nz quoted Samoan Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sailele as saying. “While it’s Friday here, it’s Saturday in New Zealand, and when we’re at church Sunday, they’re already conducting business in Sydney and Brisbane.”
Samoa will go directly from 11:59 p.m. Thursday, through midnight to 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
The movement of time is nothing new to this world, as the U.S. first struggled with it when Daylight Saving Time was first introduced in the early 1960s and decided at the local level.
Read the full story at MSNBC.