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Follow the New Year around the world


There are 39 different local times in use which means that the entire world takes 26 hours to enter the New Year. Look at what time the New Year is celebrated in different parts of the world.

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(CNN) --

Look beyond your country.

Not everyone starts their New Year the way you do.

The Pacific island nations of Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati were the first to ring in the new year, at just 5 am on December 31 on the East Coast of the United States.

New Zealand was next, an hour later.

Samoa is always the first country to celebrate the New Year.

American Samoa, its neighbor just 162 kilometers (101 miles) away, has to watch with envy and wait a full day.

There are 39 different local times in use, including two that are more than 12 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), meaning it takes the entire world 26 hours to enter the New Year.

So if you really love to celebrate, the following list will get you in the spirit, again and again and again.


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This is when the New Year will arrive in different parts of the world, relative to US East Coast time.

Saturday, December 31, 2022

5:00 am ET

Samoa, Tonga and Christmas Island/Kiribati



Chatham Islands/New Zealand

6:00 am

New Zealand (with a few exceptions) and five other locations/islands

7:00 a.m.

Little Russian Region and seven more places

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8:00 a.m.

Much of Australia and seven more (including Melbourne and Sydney)



Small region of Australia (including Adelaide)



Queensland/Australia and six more (including Brisbane)



Northern Territory/Australia (including Alice Springs)

10:00 a.m.

Japan, South Korea and four more



  Western Australia/Australia

11:00 am

 China, Philippines and 10 more

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Much of Indonesia, Thailand and seven more

12:30 p.m.

Myanmar and Cocos Islands



Bangladesh and six more

1:15 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

India and Sri Lanka

2:00 p.m.

Pakistan and eight more

2:30 p.m.


3:00 pm

Azerbaijan and eight more




4:00 pm

Moscow/Russia, +22 more

5:00 pm

Greece and 31 more (including Egypt, South Africa and Romania)

6:00 pm

Germany and 45 more (including Algeria, Italy, Belgium and France)

7:00 pm

UK and 24 more (including Portugal and Iceland)

8:00 pm

Cape Verde and two more

9:00 pm

Brazil and South Georgia/Sandwich Islands Regions

10:00 pm

Most of Brazil, Argentina and nine more

10:30 p.m.

Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada

11:00 pm

Some regions of Canada and 28 more

Sunday, January 1, 2023


USA (East Coast) and Cuba

1:00 am

USA (Central), Mexico and nine more

2:00 am

USA (Mountainous) and two more

3:00 am 

US (Pacific) and four more

4:00 am 

USA (Alaska) and French Polynesia regions

4:30 a.m.

Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia

5:00 am

USA (Hawaii) and two more

6:00 am

American Samoa and two more

7:00 am

Much of the US Minor Outlying Islands (unincorporated US territories in the Pacific)

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Source: cnnespanol

All news articles on 2022-12-31

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