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Time Zone New Years’ Countdown – London and San Francisco Celebrations – Part 2

December 31, 2014 • Culture & Community, Entertainment, Music, News, People, Second Life, Social Media

The New Years’ Eve Party Events in Second Life London UK

New Years Countdown

Ali preparing the location for tonight” parties!

Join the New Years’ Party in Second Life London and celebrate the coming of 2015 with us.

  • (UK 9-11pm / SLT 1-3pm) DJ Roach Draconia will be playing New Years’ Eve sounds to say goodbye to 2014
  • (UK 11pm-1am / SLT 3-5pm) DJ Ali and Host Labrat will be leading you in welcoming in the 2015 New Year

There’s no reason to stop in the UK… Let’s celebrate with everyone right up to the last man standing!

In Second Life London, we’ll be in the middle of our party right now so it’s time to carry on and really get into it!

Countdown from Midnight UK to Midnight in San Francisco (SLT)

Just 8 hours difference between New Year in the UK and Official New Year in Second Life. If you’re in the UK you can always go to sleep just after midnight and then wake up at 7.30 to get the full effect of SL New Years’ party

7 hours to Zero SLT

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Lagoa das Furnas on Sao Miguel Island in the Azores

(UK 1am / SLT 5pm) will be celebrated by Cape Verde, Greenland’s Ittoqqortoormiit and surrounding area along with Portugal’s Azores islands. Only a few in this time zone as midnight crosses the vast empty Atlantic Ocean.

6 hours to Zero SLT

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean with no native population. The only inhabitants are the British Government Officer, Deputy Postmaster, scientists, and support staff from the British Antarctic Survey.

(UK 2am / SLT 6pm) as midnight travels westwards, it starts to enter the great America’s offshore islands of Brazil’s Fernando de Noronha and the United Kingdom’s South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

5 hours to Zero SLT

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Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, the sixth largest city in the Americas and the world’s thirty-fifth largest city by population.

(UK 3am / SLT 7pm) Midnight hits the mainland and kicks off massive fireworks and celebrations in Buenos Aires, Montevideo and São Paulo. Countries that will be celebrating their own 2015 New Year are Argentina, Brazil (Not Acre, Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia and Roraima), Greenland (Apart from Pituffik (Thule), Danmarkshavn and Ittoqqortoormiit), French Guiana, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Suriname, Falkland Islands and Uruguay.

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In Argentina, the burning of giant dolls is a local tradition in the city of La Plata. The dolls represent all the bad things that happens in the past year and symbolise a brand new start for the New Year.

Because they can’t wait to party too, the far north represented by Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador (between L’Anse-au-Clair and Norman Bay) join them.

4 hours to Zero SLT

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Trellis Bay in the British Virgin Islands sees in the New Year with class.

(UK 4am / SLT 8pm) Islands of the Eastern Americas and Countries that sit on the east of the South American continent dominate here. These include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil (Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia and Roraima), Canada (Atlantic Time Zone), Chile, Greenland (Pituffik), Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Grenada, Guyana, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, United States (Atlantic Time Zone), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

New Years Countdown

Start New Year with a kiss. Fireworks follow the stroke of midnight at New Year’s Eve celebrations in Canada at the Halifax Grand Parade

Some of the main cities here are Santiago, La Paz, San Juan de Puerto Rico, Manaus and Halifax. In another half an hour, Caracas in Venezuela joins in the party.

3 hours to Zero SLT

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New York’s ‘Ball’ drops when the clock strikes 12 midnight. Meanwhile, it’s New Years’ Eve – so party on!

(UK 5am / SLT 9pm) means we start to see some real action in North America. Islands and mainland are celebrating equally with the US finally getting its action on the East Coast. New York, Lima, Toronto, Bogotá, Havana and Kingston will all be in full celebration now. In New York the “ball drop” will happen in the City’s Times Square.

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New Year’s Eve in Havana, Cuba.

Non-US territories celebrating their New Year include Bahamas, Brazil’s Acre & Amazonas, Canada (Eastern Time Zone – Nunavut, Ontario and Quebec), Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Peru, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands.


In the United States of America (Eastern Time Zone) we see celebrations all across Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida (not Calhoun, Gulf (northern part) and Jackson), Georgia, Indiana (Except Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter and Starke, Gibson, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick, Kentucky (east of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hart, Green, Adair, Russell and Clinton), Maryland, Michigan (not Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron and Menominee), New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (Scott, Morgan, Roane, Rhea, Meigs and Bradley, and eastwards), Virginia, West Virginia and Navassa Island.

2 hours to Zero SLT

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“Año Nuevo en el Mar” in Valparaiso, Chile’s second city, has 1,000,000 viewers, clearly the most popular fireworks display in Chile

(UK 6am / SLT 10pm) non-US celebrators include Belize, Canada (Central Time Zone – Manitoba, Nunavut (Kivalliq Region), Northwestern Ontario and Saskatchewan), Chile, Easter Island, Costa Rica, Galápagos Islands, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Apart from Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora.) and Nicaragua.

New Years Countdown in Chicago

Crowds of thousands brave the weather at Chicago’s Navy Pier to celebrate the New Year.

In the US, people are celebrating in the Central Time Zone. This includes Alabama, Arkansas, parts of Florida, Illinois, parts of Indiana, Iowa, most of Kansas, much of Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (Dickinson, Gogebic, Iron and Menominee), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska Central and eastern areas, North Dakota (Not the southwest), Oklahoma, Eastern South Dakota, Tennessee Western counties, Texas and Wisconsin.

New Years Countdown in Mexico

Fireworks in Mexico City at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Day welcome the New Year in regal style.

Here the cities of Chicago, Guatemala City, Mexico City, San José, San Salvador, Tegucigalpa and Winnipeg will all be lit up with fireworks and celebrations.

1 hours to Zero SLT

New Years Countdown in Alberta

Skating on New Year’s Eve in Edmonton, Alberta.

(UK 7am / SLT 11pm) is when much of Canada and America will be in the midst of celebration, with half still in 2014 and half already in the New Year, making resolutions they will break in a few days’ time. In Canada people from Alberta, The south-eastern communities of British Columbia (Cranbrook, Golden and Invermere), Northwest Territories, Nunavut Kitikmeot Region, and Saskatchewan Lloydminster will be first-footing with their bottle and coal.

New Years Countdown in Mexico

Lucky New Year’s Eve Underwear. The most popular color in Mexico is red for good luck, love, and passion in the New Year, though you may also choose yellow for wealth, green for health, or white for peace. It’s up to you of course.

In Mexico, people of Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora State will be following Spanish tradition and (8 hours after Spain) will be eating 12 grapes and making a wish for each one. The grapes represent the 12 months of the next year. A sweet grape means it will be a good month but a sour grape means expect a bad month.

New Years Countdown in Arizona

Pine Cone Dropping in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Meanwhile in the US, people all over the place will still be dropping things! In Flagstaff, Arizona they will now be dropping a massive pine cone outside the Weatherford Hotel.

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Torchlight Parades are Traditional in Montana New Years Eve celebrations.

Another tradition, this time in Montana, claims that if you say this poem three times: “St. Anne St. Anne, send me a man as fast as you can” as the clock’s striking midnight on New Year’s Eve, you’ll be engaged within the year. So if you’re single and wanting to be partnered, try it – wherever you are!

New Years Countdown in Texas

Fireworks over Austin Texas.

Other US Mountain Time Zone states that will be ringing in the New Year at Midnight on New Year’s eve are Colorado, Idaho (South of Salmon River), Kansas (Greeley, Hamilton, Sherman and Wallace), Nebraska (Cherry (western part), Hooker, Arthur, Keith, Perkins, Chase and Dundy, and west), Nevada (West Wendover), New Mexico, North Dakota (Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn (southern part), Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, McKenzie (southern part), Sioux (west of ND route 31), Slope and Stark), Oregon (Malheur County), South Dakota (Corson, Dewey, Stanley (western part), Jackson and Bennett), Texas (Culberson (northwestern part), El Paso and Hudspeth), Utah and Wyoming.

The SLT Zero Hour – New Year 2015

0 hours to Zero SLT

New Years Countdown in San Francisco

San Francisco, California where you can let your hair down from night to dawn either in real life or Second Life. New Years’ Eve is a great time to be in Second Life too.

(UK 8am / SLT 12pm) and it’s now 22 hours since 2015 started to be welcomed into the world. Finally it’s California’s time and SLT 0 hours on the 1st January 2015!

Joining California are Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

New Years Countdown in Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada celebrating New Year’s Eve as it passes over the American Continents and into the Pacific Ocean.

Outside the US, Canada’s British Columbia, and Yukon are now in 2015. Clipperton Island, Mexico (Baja California) and the Pitcairn Islands also celebrate along with all Second Lifers and inhabitants of San Francisco.

Other major cities that will now be in 2015 are Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seattle and Tijuana. The remaining few New Year celebrations now pass back over the Pacific Ocean – to where it all started.

New Years Countdown over the Pacific Ocean

Calm Pacific Ocean awaiting the New Year

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year as it arrives in your country and a fabulous 2015 to come!

 

 

 

 

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