This bug is causing me a lot of problems but seems impossible to workarround it. Apparently it just happens with the version 6.9 and with a particular date "2008-03-08 23:59:59", not another.
carlosnblnx:/home/carlos # date --date='+1 seconds 2008-03-08 23:59:59' '+%F %H:%M:%S'
2008-03-08 23:00:00
Should be 2008-03-09 00:00:00!!!

Now with the same month and day but another year
carlosnblnx:/home/carlos # date --date='+1 seconds 2007-03-08 23:59:59' '+%F %H:%M:%S'
2007-03-09 00:00:00
Finally, same year, day.
carlosnblnx:/home/carlos # date --date='+1 seconds 2008-04-08 23:59:59' '+%F %H:%M:%S'
2008-04-09 00:00:00
I really don't know why this happens.

date version
carlosnblnx:/srv/www/htdocs/show_stat # date --version
date (GNU coreutils) 6.9
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