Bisnis.com, 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
Most of Indonesia, Thailand
Burma and the Cocos Islands
Bangladesh and Nepal
India and Sri Lanka
Greece includes Egypt, South Africa and Romania
Germany includes Algeria, Italy, Belgium and France
Great Britain including Portugal and Iceland
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)
Most small islands outside the United States (unincorporated US territory in the Pacific)
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