When Year 2021 Starts Around the World

With 38 different local times in use, it takes 26 hours for the New Year to encompass all time zones. Find out in which order they enter 2021 and which countries are first and last.

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Cities Entering Year 2021
Thu 8:00 pmSamoa and Christmas Island/KiribatiKiritimati, Apia, Salelologa (Savai'i)
Thu 8:15 pmChatham Islands/New ZealandChatham Islands
Thu 9:00 pmNew Zealand with exceptions and 5 moreAuckland, Suva, Wellington, Nukualofa
Thu 10:00 pmSmall region of Russia and 7 moreAnadyr, Funafuti, Yaren, Tarawa, Majuro
Thu 11:00 pmMuch of Australia and 6 moreMelbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Honiara
Thu 11:30 pmSmall region of AustraliaAdelaide, Broken Hill, Ceduna
Fri 12:00 midnightQueensland/Australia and 6 moreBrisbane, Port Moresby, Hagåtña
Fri 12:30 amNorthern Territory/AustraliaDarwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek
Fri 1:00 amJapan, South Korea and 5 moreTokyo, Seoul, Pyongyang, Dili, Ngerulmud
Fri 1:15 amWestern Australia/AustraliaEucla
Fri 2:00 amChina, Philippines and 11 moreBeijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore
Fri 3:00 amMuch of Indonesia, Thailand and 7 moreJakarta, Bangkok, Hanoi, Phnom Penh
Fri 3:30 amMyanmar and Cocos IslandsYangon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay, Bantam
Fri 4:00 amBangladesh and 6 moreDhaka, Almaty, Bishkek, Thimphu
Fri 4:15 amNepalKathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Dharan
Fri 4:30 amIndia and Sri LankaNew Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore
Fri 5:00 amPakistan and 8 moreTashkent, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi
Fri 5:30 amAfghanistanKabul, Kandahar, Mazari Sharif, Herat
Fri 6:00 amAzerbaijan and 8 moreDubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Port Louis
Fri 6:30 amIranTehran, Rasht, Esfahãn, Mashhad, Tabriz
Fri 7:00 amMoscow/Russia and 22 moreMoscow, Ankara, Baghdad, Nairobi
Fri 8:00 amGreece and 31 moreCairo, Athens, Bucharest, Johannesburg
Fri 9:00 amGermany and 45 moreBrussels, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Algiers
Fri 10:00 amUnited Kingdom and 24 moreLondon, Dublin, Lisbon, Accra, Reykjavik
Fri 11:00 amCabo Verde and 2 morePraia, Ponta Delgada, Ittoqqortoormiit
Fri 12:00 noonPernambuco/Brazil and South Georgia/Sandwich Is.King Edward Point, Fernando de Noronha
Fri 1:00 pmMost of Brazil, Argentina and 9 moreBuenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago
Fri 1:30 pmNewfoundland and Labrador/CanadaSt. John's, Mary's Harbour
Fri 2:00 pmSome regions of Canada and 28 moreCaracas, La Paz, San Juan, Santo Domingo
Fri 3:00 pmRegions of USA and 14 moreNew York, Washington DC, Detroit, Havana
Fri 4:00 pmRegions of USA and 9 moreMexico City, Chicago, Guatemala City
Fri 5:00 pmSome regions of USA and 2 moreCalgary, Denver, Edmonton, Phoenix
Fri 6:00 pmRegions of USA and 4 moreLos Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas
Fri 7:00 pmAlaska/USA and regions of French PolynesiaAnchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Unalaska
Fri 7:30 pmMarquesas Islands/French PolynesiaTaiohae
Fri 8:00 pmSmall region of USA and 2 moreHonolulu, Rarotonga, Adak, Papeete
Fri 9:00 pmAmerican Samoa and 2 moreAlofi, Midway, Pago Pago
Fri 10:00 pmMuch of US Minor Outlying IslandsBaker Island, Howland Island

Above is a chronological list of when the world's different countries arrive at midnight on New Year's Eve and enter January 1, 2021

The times can be changed to any time zone by clicking on the icon in the first column.

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