Happy New Year! New Zealand welcomes 2021 with celebratory fireworks

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

31st Dec, 2020. 04:05 pm
New Year

New Zealand’s night sky once again filled with colours as the clock tick 12 and the country welcomes the year 2021.

Thousands gathered in the harbour foreshore to celebrate the New Year 2021- with crowds free to mingle as the country enjoys an absence of coronavirus cases.

However, Melbourne, Australia’s second-most populous city, has cancelled its fireworks.

Melbourne mayor Sally Capp said: “For the first time in many, many years we made the big decision, difficult decision to cancel the fireworks.

“We did that because we know that it attracts up to 450,000 people into the city for one moment at midnight to enjoy a spectacular display and music. We are not doing that this year.”

What Time Does New Year Arrive Around The World?

Using Time in Pakistan, this is when the world will welcome 2021:

  • Thu 3 pm – Christmas Island/Kiribati
  • Thu 4 pm – New Zealand
  • Thu 5 pm – Small region of Russia and 7 more including Anadyr, Funafuti, Yaren, Tarawa, Majuro
  • Thu 6 pm – Much of Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Honiara
  • Thu 6:30 pm – Small region of Australia including Adelaide, Broken Hill, Ceduna
  • Thu 7 pm – Queensland/Australia including Brisbane, Port Moresby, Hagåtña
  • Thu 7:30 – Northern Territory/Australia including Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek
  • Thu 8 pm Japan, South Korea including Tokyo, Seoul, Pyongyang, Dili, Ngerulmud
  • Thu 8:15 pm – Western Australia/Australia including Eucla
  • Thu 9 pm – China, Philippines including Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore
  • Thu 10 pm – Indonesia, Thailand including Jakarta, Bangkok, Hanoi, Phnom Penh
  • Thu 10:30 pm – Myanmar and Cocos Islands including Yangon, Naypyidaw, Mandalay, Bantam
  • Thu 11:00 pm – Bangladesh including Dhaka, Almaty, Bishkek, Thimphu
  • Thu 11:15 pm – Nepal including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Dharan
  • Thu 11:30 pm – India and Sri Lanka New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore
  • Fri 12 am – Pakistan, Tashkent
  • Fri 12:30 am – Afghanistan including Kabul, Kandahar, Mazari Sharif, Herat
  • Fri 1 am – Azerbaijan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Port Louis
  • Fri 1: 30 am – Iran
  • Fri 2:00 am – Turkey, Ankara, Baghdad, Nairobi
  • Fri 3 am – Greece, Cairo, Athens, Bucharest, Johannesburg
  • Fri 4 am – Germany including Brussels, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Algiers
  • Fri 5 am – United Kingdom including London, Dublin, Lisbon, Accra, Reykjavik
  • Fri 3 pm – Small region of USA including Honolulu, Rarotonga, Adak, Papeete
  • Fri 4 pm – American Samoa including Alofi, Midway, Pago Pago
  • Fri 5 pm- Much of US Minor Outlying Islands, Baker Island, Howland Island
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