New Year’s Eve in the corona pandemic: How the world welcomes 2021

December 31 (CET):
11:00 am – the island nation of Samoa is the first country in the world to start the new year
12:00 – e.g. New Zealand
13:00 – e.g. Tuvalu in the Pacific
14:00 – e.g. Sydney in Australia welcomes the new year
15:00 – e.g. parts of Australia, including Brisbane
16:00 – e.g. South Korea and Japan
17:00 – e.g. Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore
18:00 – zB Thailand, Vietnam
19:00 – e.g. Bangladesh and Bhutan
7:30 p.m. – e.g. India and Sri Lanka
8:00 p.m. – e.g. Maldives and Pakistan
21:00 – e.g. Armenia, United Arab Emirates
22:00 – e.g. Turkey, Russia’s capital Moscow, Kenya
23:00 – e.g. Greece, Finland, Baltic States, Romania
00:00 – e.g. Germany and large parts of the EU

January 1 (CET):
01:00 – e.g. Great Britain, Portugal, Iceland
02:00 – zB Kap Verde
04:00 – e.g. parts of Brazil (Rio), Argentina, Uruguay
05:00 – zB Bolivien, Venezuela
06:00 – e.g. US east coast with New York, Cuba, Peru
07:00 – e.g. Mexico City and parts of the USA (Chicago)
09:00 – e.g. California in the USA with Los Angeles
10:00 – zB Alaska (USA)
11:00 AM – zB Honolulu in Hawaii (USA)
12:00 – e.g. Pago Pago (American Samoa)
13:00 – Baker Island and Howland Island in the Pacific

Source: dpa

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