New Year 2020 Celebrations Around the World

YupLife Staff
New Year 2020 Celebrations Around the World

The New Year – and new decade – was embraced across the world with fireworks, dancing, and champagne, but Australia‘s festivities were overshadowed by sky-touching wildfires while the New Zealanders were among the first to greet 2020 on Wednesday, with fireworks illuminating the sky over the capital, Auckland. Here are the New Year 2020 celebrations around the world in pictures.

New Year 2020 Celebrations

Germany New Year celebrations

Fireworks lighting up the sky over the Main River in Frankfurt, Germany.

Istanbul, Turkey

Crowds lit paper lanterns in front of the Ortakoy mosque in Istanbul.

Nairobi, Kenya

Children spun makeshift sparklers as they celebrated the new year in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kremlin, Moscow

Fireworks over the Kremlin in Moscow.

Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE - New Year 2020 celebrations

Fireworks illuminate the sky around Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Hong Kong

Protesters in Hong Kong, who have gathered on and off since June, took a moment to count down to the new year.


Confetti fell on revelers in Quezon City, Philippines.

Sydney, Australia - New Year 2020 celebrations

Fireworks over the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.

Berlin, Germany

Fireworks light the sky above the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Istanbul, Turkey

People wait for the new year in Ortakoy Square in Istanbul.

Athens, Greece

Fireworks explode over the ancient Parthenon temple on the Acropolis hill as the new year begins in Athens, Greece.

Coin, Spain

People in costumes gather to welcome the new year in Coin, Spain.


Drones form the shape of a crane in the sky as fireworks erupt at Singapore’s Marina Bay.

Lahore, Pakistan

Magnificent fireworks at Minar e Pakistan in the historical city of Lahore, Pakistan.

Bangkok, Thailand

Revelers arrive to watch the New Year’s Eve countdown outside a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok, Thailand.

North Korea

People enjoy performances during a New Year’s celebration in North Korea’s historic Kim Il Sung Square.

Switzerland, New Year 2020 Celebrations

People party with balloons on a bridge a few minutes after midnight in front of the Lausanne Cathedral in Lausanne, Switzerland.

London, New Year 2020 celebrations

Fireworks explode over the London Eye by the River Thames in London.

Auckland, New Zealand - New Year 2020 celebrations

Fireworks are set off from the Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand.


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