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New Year’s Day
Cocos (Keeling) Islands

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Cocos (Keeling) islands celebrates New Year’s Day with a public holiday every 1 January, as does most of the rest of the world. However, the celebrations really begin on New Year’s Eve and reach a high point with the turning of the clock from 11:59pm on 31 December to midnight on 1 January.

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New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions and starting fresh for some, while for others it is spent recovering from a big, late night spent with friends and family.

Locals and tourists alike in Cocos Islands will hold midnight watching parties on New Year’s Eve. People may toast, shout, or shout out “Happy New Year!” as the new year arrives. They may also exchange small gifts, call and greet friends and relatives or send out holiday cards.

Many arrive from Perth, other parts of Australia, and beyond for the holiday season. They like to go surfing, diving, sailing, golfing, and more. Visiting Pulu Keeling National Park is especially popular, and there’s no better way to welcome the new year than by viewing the natural beauty of Cocos Islands!

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