While We Will Have To Wait Hours, These Cities Are Already Celebrating 2020

As we sit and wait to welcome the new year 2020 some of the cities (some Island nations) have already entered into the 1st year of the new decade. While there are still some hours before we get into 2020 I guess you have enough time to read this (as the party starts after 9:00 P.M. ?)

So, without much here and there we bring to you the list of cities from across the world that have welcomed (and many would step in as you read this) new year 2020.


Never heard the name of this city right? Well, neither have I heard before writing this one. Apia is a capital city of the south pacific island nation of Samoa. This city with just around 37,000 inhabitants has entered into 2020.

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The city is 14 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Meridian Time) and is amongst the first in the world to welcome New Year every time.


Also known as Christmas Island this small inhabitation is a part of the Republic of Kiribati. Lying in the pacific Kiritimati like Apis has an extreme time zone of GMT +14, lying close to the International Date Line.

The island has the greatest land area of any coral atoll in the world and comprises over 70% of the total land area of Kiribati.

Chatham Islands

Another pacific ocean landmass with GMT of 13:45 is the third city in the world to welcome the New Year. Chatham Island is a part of an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean which is a territory of New Zealand.

Chatham Island is one of the largest islands of the archipelago that has around 10 islands under its ambit.


Capital of the island nation Fiji Suva is amongst the earliest cities of the world to welcome New Year. The city has a GMT of +13 which puts it well ahead of many time zones of the world.

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The city is a political, economic, and cultural center of Fiji and has close to 86,000 inhabitants. Suva is also known as the fashion capital of the region.


We know that you have not heard the name ever and are even finding difficulty to even pronounce it. This is a capital city of the Kingdom of Tonga which has 169 islands under its territory.

Much like the other cities on the list, this is also a less crowdy and less noisy city with just over 23,000 inhabitants. Well, no prizes for guessing that it lies in the Pacific.

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What more? Go out and celebrate and welcome the New Year as you don’t need to check which countries have done it before you ( ? ).

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