Two days in one country, a lucky capital, see the morning sun and watch the sunset
The international date line is the 180° east longitude and west longitude, crossing the Pacific Ocean from north to south. On the west side of the line are the first countries to see the daily new dawn, while on the east side of the line are the last countries to see the sunset.
According to the original delineation of the international date line, the northern town of Wayiwu on the northern island of Tafouni in Fiji happened to be crossed by the city. A town of several hundred people, the eastern half and the western half use two dates each. The eastern half is a day behind the western half, the eastern half is still on Saturday, and the western half is on Sunday. There's a shop playfully built right in the middle of the line, with its front door facing west and the back door facing east, with the front door on Sunday and the back door on Saturday. In this way, not only two days in one country, two days on one island, but also two days in one family.
For the convenience of life timing, the international date change line was later adjusted. The Kingdom of Tonga, located on the west side of the adjusted international date line, is closest to this line, so it is the first country in the world to usher in a new dawn in one day; Tonga's northeastern neighbor, Samoa, is on the eastern side of the line and is the last country to see the sunset. If you take the New Year as an example, Tonga was the first country in the world to welcome New Year's Day, and Samoa, which is only separated by a date line, is the last country to usher in the New Year.
There is another country in this region that is even more peculiar in its geographical location, and this is Kiribati – it is a lucky country.
Kiribati is the only country in the world that straddles the northern and southern hemispheres, and the eastern and western hemispheres, and the international date line surrounds it. It is not only located on the international date line, but also at the intersection of the equator and the international date line, and its land and waters are located in the four hemispheres and confluences of the southeast, south, and north, respectively, the only country in the world at such an intersection. If you are fortunate enough to open your arms at this intersection, you have reached the East, West, South and North Hemispheres at the same time, and in the sense of time, your body is half in today and the other half in tomorrow. It's an absolutely rare experience.