By Spy Uganda
The year 2022 has been a roller coaster ride for Ugandans and the rest of the world.
The year has seen its fair share of ups and downs.
In 2022, many historic events occurred. While some positively shaped Uganda and the world, others had a negative impact. But one thing is certain: 2022 has been an eventful year.
As the year comes to close in the just few hours left, many Ugandans are eager to put the events of 2022 behind them and welcome the year 2023.
But, before Uganda greets the New Year, here is a list of some of the countries that have already crossed into 2023.
1. New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean that consists of two main landmasses, the North and the South Island. Wellington, New Zealand will enter 2023 in today’s evening at 9pm.
The Republic of Fiji is an island country in the south Pacific oceanic with its capital in Suva. It entered 2023 in today’s evening at 5pm.
Japan is an island country in East Asia situated in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It entered new year today’s evening at 6pm.
The Republic of Singapore is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It entered 2023 today’s evening at 5pm.
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is an eastern Asian country. The country shares borders with China, Russia and South Korea. North Korea welcomed the year 2023 at 4pm.
Japan is an island country in Eastern Asia situated in the northwest Pacific ocean. The country’s new year starts at 4 pm.
South Korea, a county in East Asia, entered new year at 6pm in Uganda.
The People’s Republic of China is the most populous country with a population of 1.4 billion people. The country welcomes the new year at 7pm in Uganda.
Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania between the Indian and Pacific oceans. The country is 9 hours ahead of Uganda and will welcome the new year by 8pm Ugandan time.
Russia is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Moscow, Russia will welcome the new year by the time it is 11pm Ugandan time.
It should be noted that the order in which countries begin the new year is determined by their time zone.