New Year Celebrations

WORLD Ringing in 2024: New Year's Eve photos from around the world

user avatar Author: Editors Desk Source: CBS News:
January 1, 2024 at 07:37

 From Sydney to San Francisco, the world's major cities mark the beginning of the new year with grand firework displays and other traditions.

Around the world, people have gathered to bid farewell to 2023 and welcome in 2024. Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand were among the first major cities to mark the new year with grand firework displays. 

In New York City, the NYPD had heightened security for the famed Times Square ball drop following Hamas' attack on Israel, CBS New York reported. Despite added safety measures, the FBI said there was no credible threat to New York City, and New Year's Day arrived to cheers from tens of thousands of beaming people in Times Square who were showered with confetti and hugs and kisses after watching the descent of the colorful, iconic ball. 

Here are some photos from New Year's celebrations from around the globe: 
 

New Year celebrations in San Francisco
Fireworks light up the sky as a projection reflected with messages on the Ferry
Building during the new year celebrations in San Francisco, Jan. 1, 2024.
TAYFUN COSKUN/ANADOLU/GETTY


 

New Years New York
Confetti drops over the crowd as the clock strikes midnight as seen from the New York Marriott Marquis
during the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, early Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, in New York.
YUKI IWAMURA/AP


 

UK Celebrates The New Year With London Fireworks
Fireworks light up the London skyline over Big Ben as thousands of revelers gather along the banks
of the River Thames to ring in the New Year on January 1, 2024, in London, England. 
LEON NEAL / GETTY IMAGES



 

FRANCE-NEW YEAR
Fireworks explode next to the Arc de Triomphe with "2024" projected at the Avenue
des Champs-Elysees during New Year celebrations in Paris, early on January 1, 2024.
BERTRAND GUAY/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES



 

New Year's Eve 2023 Chimes At Puerta Del Sol
The clock of the Real Casa de Correos congratulates 2024 with fireworks at the
Puerta del Sol on January 1, 2024, in Madrid, Spain. 
EUROPA PRESS NEWS


 

New Year in Ukraine
Singers in folk costumes perform folk songs for the New Year
at the city square in Kyiv, Ukraine, on December 31, 2023.
DANYLO ANTONIUK/ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES


 
New Year's Eve In Berlin
Fireworks explode over the Brandenburg Gate at midnight on January 01, 2024, in Berlin, Germany.
ADAM BERRY/GETTY IMAGES


 
UAE-NEW YEAR
Fireworks light up the sky by the landmark Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai, U.A.E., at midnight on January 1, 2024.
GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES


 
UAE-NEW YEAR
The number 2024 lights up the landmark Burj Khalifa skyscraper,
the world's tallest building, in Dubai, U.A.E., at midnight on January 1, 2024.
RYAN LIM/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES



 
New year celebration in Iraq
New Year is celebrated with a drone show in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 31, 2023.
MURTADHA AL-SUDANI/ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES


 
The Philippines Celebrates New Year
Fireworks explode over skyscrapers during New Year's celebrations on January 01, 2024, in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.
EZRA ACAYAN / GETTY IMAGES



 
Hong Kong Marks The Arrival Of 2024
A couple is wearing 2024 headbands to mark the arrival of the year 2024 in Hong Kong, China, on Jan. 1, 2024.
VERNON YUEN/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES



 
INDIA-NEW YEAR
Visitors throng the illuminated Atal Pedestrian Bridge over Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad on the eve of New Year on Dec. 31, 2023.
SAM PANTHAKY/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES


 
New Year celebrations in Turkey
Hundreds of people celebrate the arrival of the new year on Istiklal Street on January 1,2024 in Istanbul, Turkey.
SERCAN OZKURNAZLI/DIA IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES


 
Hong Kong Marks The Arrival Of 2024
A man is wearing a 2024 headband while watching fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour
to mark the arrival of the year 2024 in Hong Kong, China, on Jan. 1, 2024.
VERNON YUEN/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES



 
People Celebrate New Year's In Bangkok.
Thai people and Buddhist monks are chanting during an auspicious prayer rite to welcome the upcoming
new year at Wat Pathum Wanaram temple in Bangkok, Thailand, on Dec. 31, 2023.
ANUSAK LAOWILAS/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES



 
Australians Celebrate New Year's Eve 2023
A woman poses for a photo wearing a Happy New Year headpiece at Mrs Macquarie's Chair during
New Year's Eve celebrations on Dec. 31, 2023 in Sydney, Australia.
R.BINTANG / GETTY IMAGES



 
Australians Celebrate New Year's Eve 2023
Fireworks light up the sky over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera
House during New Year's Eve celebrations on Jan. 1, 2024, in Sydney, Australia.
RONI BINTANG / GETTY IMAGES



 
New Year's Eve in Jakarta
An aerial view shows people gathering at Sudirman Street during Car Free
Night to celebrate New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia on Jan. 1, 2024.
FIRDAUS WAJIDI/ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES



 
New Year's Eve celebration in Taiwan
People attend the celebration party while waiting for the fireworks show to light up Taipei's sky and
Taipei 101 during New Year's Eve celebrations just after midnight at Xinyi District, Taipei on Dec. 31, 2023.
WALID BERRAZEG/ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES



 
Palestinian Fishermen
Palestinian girls are writing ''2024'' in the sand during the last sunset
of the year in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, on Dec. 31, 2023.
MAJDI FATHI/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES



 
New year celebrations in China
Iron Flower Performance is seen during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Foshan, Guangdong, China on Dec. 31, 2023.
JOHN RICKY/ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES


 
New year celebrations in Istanbul
Citizens and tourists who want to enter the new year in Taksim district are seen in Istanbul, Turkey on Dec. 31, 2023.
HAKAN AKGüN/ANADOLU VIA GETTY IMAGES



 
Light Show Welcom 2024
Two tourists are posing in the shape of hearts to celebrate the New Year at the Western
Journey Paradise in Huai'an, China, on Dec. 31, 2023.
COSTFOTO/NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES
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