The Pacific nation of Kiribati has become the first country to see the new year. The country's largest island, Kiritimati, also known as Christmas Island, entered 2024 at 10:00 GMT. The Chatham Islands, part of New Zealand's territory, will ring in 2024 15 minutes later (10:15 GMT). First and Last Countries To Enter New Year 2024: Know When January 1 Begins Around the World at Different Time Zones.

Kiritimati Becomes First Place in World to Enter 2024

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