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First To Celebrate New Year

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

2010 is comming. Because the World is divided into time zones, the new year moves progressively around the globe as the start of the day ushers in the New Year. The first country to celebrate New Year is Line Islands (Kiribati, Caroline Island) (time zone UTC+14), the last one are Baker Island, Howland Island (UTC-12).

Here is online tool : What Time is New Year celebrated around the World  that shows to you all time zones and answers the question ‘What Time does particular country or region Celebrate New Year’. If you click on the row in the table, to indicate your time zone,, the tool will show you the time (in your local time) when New Year comes to countries around the World.

As you can see, first country to celebrate New Year 2010 is Line Islands (UTC+14). The people of Line Islands will celebrate New Year, of course, at 0:00 01.01.2010 of their time but at 10:00 am London (UTC+0) time, 20:00 (8:00pm) Melbourne And Sydney time, 5:00am NYC, Toronto, Washington time, 2:00 am  Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Tijuana time, etc.

See also: Calendar 2010 online, Calendar 2010 printable, New Year Webcam list

List of US Federal Holidays 2010

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Holiday 2010 Other Years
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1 January 1
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 18 3rd Monday in January
Washington’s Birthday Monday, February 15* 3rd Monday in February
Memorial Day Monday, May 31 Last Monday in May
Independence Day Monday, July 5** July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 6 1st Monday in September
Columbus Day Monday, October 11 2nd Monday in October
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11 November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25 4th Thursday in November
Christmas Day Friday, December 24*** December 25

* This holiday is designated as “Washington’s Birthday” in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.
** July 4, 2010 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, July 5, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)
*** December 25, 2010 (the legal public holiday for Christmas Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Friday, December 24, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(b).)
Source: U.S. Office of Personnel Management:

A free, printable calendar with marked US Federal Holidays can be found here : Online 2010 Calendar with Holidays

If you wish to view how the World celebrates New Year 2010, see New Year 2010 webcam list – this list lists webcams placed or facing popular places where people celebrate New Year Eve e.g. Times Square (NYC), Trafalgar Square (London), Harbour Bridge (Sydney), Main Square (Cracow), Eiffel Tower (Paris) etc.