Christmas Island preparing for New Year
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Christmas Island, also known as Kiritimati, is preparing for the new year while only hours are left. The island, which is home to about 5,100 people, is the first country in the world to welcome the new year.
American Samoa is the last country to enter 2007. That will happen at UTC-11 (6 am ET, Monday morning).