Which country will celebrate New Year 2023 first and last?
The first country to celebrate New Year 2023 will be Kiribati, a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean. The last country to celebrate New Year 2023 will be American Samoa, also a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Keep in mind that these countries are in different time zones, so they will “enter” the new year at different times. Kiribati, for example, is on UTC+14, which is 14 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). American Samoa, on the other hand, is on UTC-11, which is 11 hours behind UTC. This means that Kiribati will “enter” the new year before American Samoa, even though American Samoa is geographically closer to the International Date Line.