Follow the New Year around the world

(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.

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 a.m. ET Samoa, Tonga and Christmas Island/Kiribati

5:15 A.M Chatham Islands/New Zealand

6:00 am New Zealand (with some exceptions) and five other places/islands

7:00 am Small region of Russia and seven other places

Fireworks explode over the Sky Tower in downtown Auckland as New Zealand’s New Year’s celebrations begin on Sunday, January 2, 2020. 1, 2023.

8:00 am Much of Australia and seven more (including Melbourne and Sydney)

08:30 A.M Small region of Australia (including Adelaide)

9 o’clock A.M Queensland/Australia and six more (including Brisbane)

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

10:00 a.m. Japan, South Korea and four more

10:15 A.M Western Australia/Australia

11:00 am China, Philippines and 10 more

Follow the New Year around the world

A New Year’s Eve fireworks and light show attracts thousands of visitors to the West Tour Park in Huai’an, east China’s Jiangsu Province, Dec. 31, 2022.

Midday Much of Indonesia, Thailand and seven more

12:30 pm Myanmar and Cocos Islands

1:00 p.m Bangladesh and six more

1:15 p.m. Nepal

1:30 p.m. India and Sri Lanka

2:00 p.m. Pakistan and eight more

2:30 pm Afghanistan

3:00 pm Azerbaijan and eight more

3:30 p.m Iran

4:00 p.m. 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 p.m. United Kingdom and 24 more (including Portugal and Iceland)

8:00 pm Cape Verde and two more

9:00 pm Regions of Brazil and South Georgia/Sandwich Islands

10:00 pm Most of Brazil, Argentina and nine more

10:30 pm Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada

11:00 p.m. Some regions of Canada, +28 more

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Midnight USA (East Coast) and Cuba

1:00 am USA (Central), Mexico and nine more

2:00 a.m USA (Mountainous) and two more

3:00 a.m. USA (Pacific) and four more

4:00 a.m. USA (Alaska) and French Polynesia regions

4:30 a.m. Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia

5:00 a.m. 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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