Happy New Year 2023! World Enters 1st January 2023 Amid Jubilations, See Photos

Happy New Year 2023! World Enters 1st January 2023 Amid Jubilations, See Photos

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By Spy Uganda

The year 2022 turned to 2023 in time zones across the world, starting in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Some of the first people who celebrated 2023 live in Kiribati, an island country in the Pacific Ocean, with a population of less than 122,000 people.

Australia, which is one of the first big countries to begin the year, started 2023 with a bang — 7,000 fireworks were launched from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and another 2,000 from the nearby Sydney Opera House.

Here’s a look at how people are celebrating the new year in various countries.


Pearl of Africa Hotel, Kampala Uganda wraps up the year with a display of fireworks on the 31st December



People try to cross the street shortly before midnight for New Year’s celebrations in the Shibuya area of Tokyo.


Fireworks explode over buildings during New Year’s celebrations in Manila, Philippines.


People celebrate at the sea promenade in Mumbai, India.


Revelers celebrate the New Year at the Selamat Datang Monument at the Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Fireworks explode over the King Taksin Bridge in Bangkok, Thailand.


People watch a fireworks show in Karachi.


People look at fireworks launching from the building of Old Mutual Tower to celebrate the new year in Nairobi.

Ivory Coast

Fireworks are set off over the Ebrie Lagoon and the General de Gaulle bridge during the New Year’s celebration in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


Air raid sirens went off as Russian missiles rained down on several cities on New Year’s Eve. The streets of Kyiv were deserted by midnight, the AP reported, as the city remains under an 11 p.m. curfew. Still, some managed to gather earlier.

People gather near a Christmas tree decorated in the colors of the Ukrainian flag in a Kyiv square on New Year’s Eve. Many residents are without power or water as the Russian missile assault continues throughout the country.


Fireworks explode next to the Arc de Triomphe with “2023” projected on the building, at the Avenue des Champs-Elysees during New Year celebrations in Paris.


Visitors celebrate the new year at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.


Fireworks and a drone show paying tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II light up the London skyline to celebrate the New Year. London’s New Year’s Eve firework display returned this year after it was canceled over pandemic concerns.


Brazilians celebrate during fireworks marking the start of the New Year at Gonzaga beach on Jan. 1, 2023 in Santos, Brazil.


People kiss as confetti fills the air to mark the beginning of the new year, in Times Square, New York City, on Jan. 1, 2023.

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