Greenland is well known for their awesome firework displays that light up the night sky on December 31 as people ring in the new year. The country is autonomous and also part of Denmark, with Self Rule being inaugurated here in 2009.

New Year's trivia: Twice the celebration of wonderful New Year customs
New Year’s trivia: Twice the celebration of wonderful New Year customs

Because of the link to Denmark, many Greenlanders celebrate New Year’s twice. They wait for the clock to strike 20:00 (which is midnight in Denmark) and then celebrate with fireworks and toasts. Four hours later, they do it all again when midnight strikes in Greenland. Considering what a crappy year 2020 was, it doesn’t seem like a bad idea to celebrate the arrival of 2021 more than once.

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