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