No TGIF For Samoa This Week

Thank goodness it's Friday unless you live in the island nation of Samoa. In which case it's Saturday. The country is skipping a day — shifting its calendar — to join the same time zone as trading partners Australia and New Zealand.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Thank goodness it's Friday, unless you live in the island nation of Samoa. In which case, poof, it's Saturday. The country is skipping today, shifting its calendar to join the same time zone as trading partners Australia and New Zealand. There is one downside. Samoa loses its tourism pitch as the last place on earth to watch the sunset. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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