MadSci Network: Other

Re: At what locus on earth will the year 2000 first begin?

Date: Sun Dec 26 18:42:58 1999
Posted By: Samuel Conway, Research Services Manager
Area of science: Other
ID: 942778471.Ot

The year 2000 will "begin" officially at any point along the International Dateline in the Pacific Ocean. To the best of my knowledge, the first country in which the New Year celebration will be held will be the Kingdom of Tonga in the Polynesian Islands, followed very closely by Fiji.

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