Happy New Year Around the World

New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments by one.

Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner[1] and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday.

In the Gregorian calendar, the most widely used calendar system today, New Year occurs on January 1 (New Year’s Day). This was also the first day of the year in the original Julian calendar and of the Roman calendar (after 153 BC).[2].

During the Middle Ages in western Europe, while the Julian calendar was still in use, authorities moved New Year’s Day, depending upon locale, to one of several other days, including March 1, March 25, Easter, September 1, and December 25. Beginning in 1582, the adoptions of the Gregorian calendar has meant that many national or local dates in the Western World and beyond have changed to using one fixed date for New Year’s Day, January 1.

Other cultures observe their traditional or religious New Years Day according to their own customs, sometimes in addition to a (Gregorian) civil calendar. Chinese New Year, the Islamic New Year, the traditional Japanese New Year and the Jewish New Year are the more well-known examples. India and other countries continue to celebrate New Year on different dates.

Saying “Happy New Year!” Around the World

Ways to say “Happy New Year” in such languages as Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, Hebrew, Korean, Swedish, Vietnamese, and more.

Happy New Year 2021: Know Which Place Celebrates New Year First, Which Last

New Year 2021: New Year is first celebrated on the small Pacific island nations of Tonga, Samoa, and Kiribati. New Zealand follows next in celebrating the New Year, followed by Australia, Japan, and South Korea, while the last place to celebrate New Year is Bakers Island.

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On December 31, the world welcomes the New Year when the clock strikes 12 in the night. But the country in which New Year is celebrated first is Oceania. New Year is first celebrated on the small Pacific island nations of Tonga, Samoa, and Kiribati. New Zealand follows next in celebrating the New Year, followed by Australia, Japan, and South Korea, while the last place to celebrate New Year is Bakers Island which lies in central Pacific Ocean. Here’s a breakdown on who will ring in the New Year first and last, according to timeanddate.com:

On December 31 at 3:30 pm IST, Tonga Samoa and Christmas Island/ Kiribati will ring in the New Year first.

At 3:45 pm, New Year will be celebrated in Chatham Islands
At 4:30 pm, New Year will be celebrated in New Zealand
At 5:30 pm, New Year will be celebrated in parts of Russia
At 6:30    pm, New Year will be celebrated in Australia’s Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Honiara
At 7 pm, New Year will be celebrated in Adelaide, Broken Hill, Ceduna
At 7:30 pm, New Year will be celebrated in Brisbane, Port Moresby, Hagatna
At 8 pm, New Year will be celebrated in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek
At 8:30 pm, New Year will be celebrated in Japan and South Korea in Tokyo, Seoul, Pyongyang, Dili, Ngerulmud
At 9:30 pm, New Year will be celebrated in China and Phillipines
At 10:30 pm, New Year will be celebrated in Indonesia and Thailand
At 11 pm, New Year will be celebrated in Myanmar
At 11:30 pm, New Year will be celebrated in Bangladesh
At 11:45 pm, New Year will be celebrated in Nepal’s Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Dharan
At 12:00 am, New Year will be celebrated in India and Sri lanka
At 12:30 am, January 1 IST New Year will be celebrated in Pakistan
At 1 am, New Year will be celebrated in Afghanistan
This will be followed by Azerbaijan, Iran, Moscow, Greece and Germany
At 5:30 am IST, January 1, United Kingdom will welcome the New Year
This will be followed by Brazil and Newfoundland
From 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Indian time, Canada and followed by USA will ring in the New Year
This will be followed by Marquesas Islands, American Samoa and in the end, at 5:50 pm Indian Time, outlying Island – Baker Island would ring in the New Year!

 

Happy New Year 2021!

 

LanguageHappy New Year!
AfrikaansVoorspoedige nuwe jaar
ArabicKul ‘am wa antum bikhair
BasqueUrte Berri on
BengaliShuvo noboborsho
Chinese (Cantonese)Sun nien fai lok
Chinese (Mandarin)Xin nian yu kuai
CzechStastny Novy Rok
DanishGodt Nytí…r
DutchGelukkig nieuwjaar
EsperantoBonan Novjaron
FinnishOnnellista uutta vuotta
FrenchBonne année
GermanEin gluckliches neues Jahr
GreekEutychismenos o kainourgios chronos
HawaiianHauoli Makahiki hou
HebrewShana Tova
HungarianBoldog uj evet
Indonesian (Bahasa)Selamat Tahun Baru
ItalianFelice Anno Nuovo or Buon anno
JapaneseAkemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu
KoreanSehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo
Laotian (Hmong)Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab
LatinFelix sit annus novus
Nigerian (Hausa)Barka da sabuwar shekara
NorwegianGodt Nytt í…r
Philippines (Tagalog)Manigong Bagong Taon
PolishSzczesliwego Nowego Roku
RomanianLa Multi Ani si Un An Nou Fericit
SamoanIa manuia le Tausaga Fou
SpanishFeliz año nuevo
SwahiliHeri za Mwaka Mpya
SwedishGott Nytt í…r
ThaiSawatdee Pi Mai
VietnameseChuc mung nam moi
WelshBlwyddyn Newydd Dda


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