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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Nauru

Nauru 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.

People in Nauru will generally cook a large special dinner for New Year’s Eve and invite family and friends. They may barbecue outside, catch local fish to add to the menu, play traditional music or dance, and try to avoid catching any “bad luck” that might stick with them through the year just ahead.

And of course, there are firework events here in Nauru on New Year’s Eve. If you’re lucky, you may find one by the beach or where you can see the pyrotechnics exploding over the ocean, reflecting brilliantly off the surface of the water!

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