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WATCH LIVE: New Year celebrations around the world

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Schedule of major events

  • 5 a.m. ET: Samoa and parts of Kiribati are the first places in the world to welcome the new year. (No live coverage)
  • 6 a.m. ET: Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 8 a.m. ET: Sydney welcomes the new year with one of the largest firework displays in the world.
  • 10 a.m. ET: Tokyo, Seoul, and Pyongyang welcome the new year.
  • 11 a.m. ET: Hong Kong, where a massive firework display is taking place. It is one of the biggest in the world and lasts about 10 minutes.
  • 12 p.m. ET: Bangkok.
  • 3 p.m. ET: Dubai. A firework display will take place at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
  • 4 p.m. ET: Moscow.
  • 6 p.m. ET: Berlin.
  • 7 p.m. ET: London.
  • 9 p.m. ET: Rio de Janeiro.
  • 12 a.m. ET: New York City.
  • 7 a.m. ET: Baker Island and Howland Island are the last places to enter the new year. Both are uninhabited.

Other notable events

  • New Year’s speech by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
  • New Year’s Address by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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