The year 2024 has begun Kiritimati, in the Kiribati archipelago, in Oceania, an atoll with a population of seven thousand people. A day of celebrations will end on Baker Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
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Bad weather spoils New Year's Eve in Udine, Monfalcone and Gorizia. Street parties postponed until tomorrow
New Year's Eve celebrations in Udine, Monfalcone and Gorizia have been postponed due to extremely bad weather forecasts. The municipality of Udine has postponed the concert scheduled for this evening in Piazza Primo Maggio due to the forecast of a wave of bad weather with heavy rain and winds. A climate deemed unsuitable for street celebrations and music, in addition to the “quiet fires” envisaged by the administration. “The New Year's Eve party will become the first party of 2024,” explained Vice Mayor Alessandro Venanzi. “Let's save the celebrations by moving time by about 24 hours.” The New Year's Eve event “Up!24 Monfalcone on Stage”, scheduled for tonight in Piazza della Repubblica, has also been postponed to the first days of February, on the occasion of the opening of the historic center of Monfalcone. “We regret that we had to postpone the event, which would have concluded the three beautiful days of music that registered the attendance of nearly 2,000 young people. One last event but we will not deprive ourselves of it: we will propose it at the opening of the Historic Centre.” With a higher value, bringing young people to Monfalcone through music and history. And identity, with the aim of looking to the future with them,” announced Mayor Anna Maria Sescent. In Gorizia, as announced by Mayor Rodolfo Ziberna, the ceremony was held in Piazza Vitoria. Wonder Company 2K24 The Radio and Fireworks Company has been postponed until tomorrow.
2024 enters Asia: celebrations in Tokyo and Seoul
Fireworks in the Japanese and South Korean capitals
Darwin, Australia has also entered the new year
There are also fireworks on the waterfront in Darwin, the closest Australian city (so to speak) to Europe
Happy New Year and #NewYear2024 is trending on X
Like every year, and as expected, hashtags and keywords related to the New Year have become trending topics on X, formerly Twitter.
10,000 New Year's barrels seized in Rome
Catch fireworks at Tor Bella Monaca, on the outskirts of Rome. Agents of the VI Torri group of the local police in Rome placed “seals” on about 10,000 items including sausages and New Year’s Eve fireworks that were sold illegally through Amico Aspertini. During their usual searches in the area, officers saw a young man of Italian nationality, about twenty years old, selling firearms on the street without a license. The boy was fined 5,000 euros, and the seized goods were sent to a warehouse used to process this type of product.
It's 2024 in New Zealand
Auckland welcomed the New Year with a fireworks display atop its tallest building, the Sky Tower
The first to celebrate the year 2024 is the atoll of Kiritimati in Oceania
And Kiritimati, in the Kiribati archipelago, in Oceania, is the first country in the world to celebrate New Year's Eve. The island, where about 7,000 people live, is the first inhabited place in the world whose history changes every day, and is famous for many atomic tests conducted by the United Kingdom and the United States. At 11 a.m. (in Italy) the year 2024 begins on the atoll, which is part of a group of islands with three time zones. Then, on 12, 2023 it will end on new ZelandThen to the east coast of Australia at two in the afternoon, and at four in the afternoon it will be the turn of Japan and South Korea, and India and Sri Lanka will celebrate the beginning of the new year at seven thirty in the evening. Brazil and Argentina will celebrate the toast after Italy at 4am, while the US East Coast will celebrate at 6am tomorrow. The last one to deposit is 2023 Baker Islandin the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Coldiretti: In the world of sparkling wine, it beats Champagne by a ratio of 3 to 1
At midnight on December 31, the number of bottles of Italian sparkling wine opened worldwide in 2023 will rise to 936 million, more than three times the number of bottles of Champagne, which will fall to just 300 million. This is what emerges from Coldiretti's New Year's Eve analysis which highlights that at the end of the year the value of sparkling wine exports abroad will be reached at more than 2.2 billion (+3%) for the first time, based on forecasts based on Istat data.
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