10 Facts about New Year
Did you know that people toast the New Year at 38 different times during 26 hours around the globe? Here are ten fun facts while you wait for 2023.
Get There First
Toast at the Right Time
Our New Year Countdown tells you exactly how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds there are left of 2022, so you can raise your glass at precisely the right time.
Celebrate 38 Times
And Then Do It Again
If you live close to a time zone border, you can celebrate twice: the people that live on the International Date Line to the east, you can party for another 24 hours. Look at our New Year Schedule to see when other locations will be entering 2023.
When India enters 2023, half of the world’s population is already into the New Year. This is because a lot of people live in Asia.
Celebrate a Millisecond Earlier
The Earth has been spinning unusually fast, and days have become shorter lately. On June 29, 2022, Earth set a new record for the shortest day of the atomic-clock era: 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours.
No fireworks? The Quadrantid meteor shower is active around New Year’s Eve, so you can also celebrate the new year with a natural fireworks display.
Celebrate with the World
Set Your Resolutions
Quit smoking? Exercise more? Use our Easy-Print PDF Calendar to add dates, events, and anniversaries. Our Date to Date Calculator helps you keep track of exactly how many days you have kept your resolution.