What is the first and last country to welcome the new year? – The Sun of Mexico

2023 will undoubtedly be a year that we will remember, but the time has almost come to say goodbye to be able to welcome the new year and with it, an endless number of new wishes and promises to keep.

However, not everyone receives the new year at the same time, so today we let you know which countries receive 2024 first and which last.

First countries to celebrate the new year

The first second of the new year will be received on an island called Christmas in the Republic of Kiribati, northeast Australia.

Every year this small country prepares to receive hundreds of tourists, who visit to be among the first to celebrate the end of the old year.

Kiribati is made up of 33 coral atolls and islands, where fishing, diving and other tourist activities are practiced.

They follow him the Chatham Islands in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Russia and Norfolk Island in Australia.

Last countries to celebrate 2023

The state of Hawaii is the last to celebrate the first second of 2023, along with American Samoa, Howland and Baker, three Pacific islands that belong to the United States.

These places welcome the new year a day later compared to all the others.

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Tahiti in France, Niue in New Zealand, Pictarin in the United Kingdom and the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexico, They are the ones that follow on the list of the last places in the world to receive the coming year.

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