It is the first and the last country to celebrate the New Year 2023, JAKARTA – In a few hours, we will pass New Year’s Eve from 2022 to 2023.

However, due to different time zones of other countries, New Year celebrations will not be held simultaneously.

There are countries that have already welcomed the new year 2023, there are also those that are the most stretched to welcome it.

Here is a list of the countries that were the first to welcome the start of 2023 and the last to celebrate it.

The Pacific island nations of Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati were the first to welcome the new year.

They have a difference of about 8 hours with WIB.

New Zealand is the next country to celebrate the new year about an hour later.

Here is the full sequence

Samoa, Tonga and Christmas Island/Kiribati

Chatham Islands/New Zealand

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

Most of Australia and seven others (including Melbourne and Sydney)

Territory of Australia (including Adelaide)

Queensland/Australia and six others (including Brisbane)

09:30 Northern Territory/Australia (including Alice Springs)

Japan, South Korea

Western Australia/Australia

China, Philippines

Most of Indonesia, Thailand

Burma and the Cocos Islands

Bangladesh and Nepal

India and Sri Lanka





Moscow, Russia

Greece includes Egypt, South Africa and Romania

Germany includes Algeria, Italy, Belgium and France

Great Britain including Portugal and Iceland

Green cap

Brazil and South Georgia/Sandwich Islands Region

Most of Brazil, Angelina

Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada

Certain Canadian territories and 28 others

United States (East Coast) and Cuba

United States (Central), Mexico

United States (mountain)

United States (Pacific)

USA (Alaska) and the territory of French Polynesia

Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia

United States (Hawaii)

American Samoa

Most small islands outside the United States (unincorporated US territory in the Pacific)

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