28 Dec 2011

Samoa govt to host public prayer service marking change of dateline

9:00 am on 28 December 2011

Churches in Samoa have been asked to ring bells and host prayer services to mark the country's move from the east to the west of the dateline on the December 29.

The government will also host a service for invited guests and dignitaries on that same day.

On the stroke of midnight on December the 29th, the date in Samoa will shift to the 31st missing Friday 30th.

Samoa will then have the same days as New Zealand and Australia as a result of the change.