The year 2016 has dawned with much celebrations around the globe.
The 'Sri Lanka Mirror' editorial wishes you a new year that fulfills all your hopes and aspirations!
Samoa, Christmas Island and Kiribati were the first to enter the New Year.
New Zealand’s Auckland was the first city to mark the New Year’s arrival, which was celebrated by more than 20,000 people.
Listed below are the countries that entered the New Year first:
The following pictures show several countries celebrating the New Year: