Bad timing for some Samoans

The Y-Not mother ship was alight last night as Bluesky Samoa welcomed Samoa’s time zone change with a massive party. Bluesky Samoa hosted a Time Warp Party at the popular Y-Not Bar at Matautu and it was definitely a sight to behold. Pictured at the party: Morwenna Petaia, Christina Lee and Taiai Pisa. [photo: Samoa Observer]

Samoa's ''great date robbery" scuttled the birthday celebrations of 775 residents and poured cold water on 43 wedding anniversaries in the island nation.

December 30 was rubbed off the Samoan calendar after Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi decided to move the dateline in a bid to aid his nation's business community.

Residents went to bed on December 29 and woke up on December 31 – aligned with New Zealand time.


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