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New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day 2025 and 2026 in Tuvalu

Tuvalu 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.

In Tuvalu, hard-working families welcome some time off. They look forward to the time with family and friends, the excitement of fireworks shows and countdowns to midnight, and the abundance of delicious food. Celebrating the passing of the old year and the arrival of the new year is a real highlight of the year.

While 1 January has long been the first day of the year for much of the world, it was not always so. The earlier Julian Calendar, which some countries still follow, has New Year’s Day on our 14 January. And the original New Year’s Day was “the ides of March”, 15 March, until January and February were later added.

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