Moscow residents stay up the latest on average for New Year’s Eve, consumer sleep tracker manufacturer Jawbone reports. In the US, the distinction goes to Astoria, NY.
- If you want to party, head to Europe or South America. Most cities on both continents are awake until the wee hours of the morning. Bonus: for Argentina, Chile, and Brazil, New Year’s Eve is in the summer, so you can welcome 2015 on a beach.
- For Russia, New Year’s Eve is sort of a super-holiday, like Christmas and New Year’s Eve combined. Familiar Christmas traditions such as gift exchanges, visiting family, Santa Claus (“Father Frost”), and decorating trees (“New Year trees”) are combined with New Year’s revelry and celebrated on January 1. Russia, with Ukraine and Romania, stay up later than any other country in the world.