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Crowds celebrate New Year without restrictions for first time since pandemic

A jubilant crowd welcomed them new year The biggest celebration the UK has seen since the start of 2018 COVID-19 Pandemic.

thousands of people gathered Enjoy unlimited views of spectacular fireworks displays in capital cities across the country.

of Londonthe chime of big ben A crowd of over 100,000 people stood along the River Thames for the iconic Fireworks display.

Fireworks light up the sky above the London Eye as Britain rings out in 2023


The sold-out show was designed to deliver a message of ‘love and solidarity’, highlighting the Lioness’ historic Euro win at Wembley to mark the 50th anniversary of London’s Pride. , with a message from Peter Tatchell of the Gay Liberation Front. I sent a message of support to Ukraine.

The display also pays tribute to the late Queen, featuring a recording of her voice and the words of Mrs. Judi Dench, along with a message from Charles about the need to protect the future of the planet before honoring the King.

The show concludes with music that includes hits from Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline, Ukrainian Eurovision winner Karsch Orchestra, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Cher, Dave, Rihanna and Calvin Harris. It ended with Auld Lang Syne.

This comes after two years of low-key celebrations of the New Year amid widespread restrictions on public gatherings. I was.

Fireworks illuminate Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and the London Eye in central London during New Year’s celebrations.


The first unrestricted New Year was brought in with over 12,000 fireworks over the Thames.


The government urged people to ring in the New Year from the safety of their homes, as people from different households are not allowed to mix indoors.

On New Year’s Eve 2021, the normally crowded streets were eerily quiet as Covid-19 infection rates spiked before Christmas.

However, this year’s unrestricted celebration is back and bigger than ever.

Commenting on the exhibition, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: They are the best we have had in London and the biggest we have had in London.

“It’s clear that there have been some really happy events over the past year and some really tragic events in the loss of His Majesty.

“This is a very important way to welcome the New Year.

“This is a message of love sent from London to our friends across Europe and around the world, and it is very important that we fully recover from a terrible couple of years due to the pandemic.”

Quirky reference to ‘new normal’ made at muted 2020 fireworks display


On New Year’s Eve 2020, the normally packed Piccadilly Circus was packed due to the pandemic


Earlier in the day, cities around the world celebrated the start of the new year with street festivals and elaborate fireworks displays.

Crowds gathered under Auckland’s Sky Tower, the first major city to ring in 2023, a year after New Year’s Eve events were canceled due to Covid restrictions.

Across the Australian Rift, more than a million people flocked to Sydney’s waterfront for a multi-million dollar celebration of diversity and inclusion.

New Year’s Eve fireworks light up the sky over the Sydney Opera House

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People gather on the Champs-Élysées to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Paris

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Crowds have even flocked to cities across China, despite Covid infection rates soaring. Thousands of mask-wearing people gathered in central Wuhan on New Year’s Eve to count down to the beginning of what they hoped would be a brighter year.

People release balloons as they gather to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Wuhan, China


Wuhan Crowds Gather on New Year’s Eve Despite Covid Rates Soaring


Despite the crowds, he confessed his fear of crowds.

“Excuse me,” said a woman named Jin, referring to the possibility of being reinfected with Covid-19.

“I was still scared when I came out tonight, but I just wanted to come out because everyone came out.”

In Ukraine, some soldiers who usually celebrate the holidays with their families stayed in the trenches to protect the country, while others returned to the capital, Kyiv, to celebrate with their loved ones.

But as Russian attacks continue to target power supplies, millions of people lack access to electricity, no major celebrations are planned, and a curfew will be enforced when the clock strikes midnight. A decree has been issued.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/new-year-s-eve-fireworks-uk-b2254156.html Crowds celebrate New Year without restrictions for first time since pandemic

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