Ringing in a New Decade: See How New Yr’s 2020 Is Celebrated All Over the World

Ringing in a New Decade: See How New Year’s 2020 Is Celebrated All Over the World

When the clock hits midnight on Jan. 1, 2020, a brand new decade begins. As New Yorkers put together for the ball to drop in Instances Sq. and people throughout the U.S. are going about their Tuesday actions, different cities worldwide are already celebrating New Yr’s Eve.

In Australia, revelers celebrated the second with fireworks by the Sydney Opera Home and above Melbourne’s skyline. Many in Seoul noticed paper lanterns. Singapore’s luxurious Marina Bay celebrated with fireworks. In Hong Kong, pro-democracy protests continued.

Right here, see how completely different cities all over the world marked New Yr’s 2020.

Sydney, Australia

Sixteen hours forward of New York, the clock struck midnight and a brand new decade started in Australia at eight a.m. EST. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Sydney Opera Home.

Hanna Lassen—Getty PicturesFireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera Home throughout the midnight show throughout New Yr’s Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.

Melbourne, Australia

Southwest of Sydney, town of Melbourne lit up for 2020 at midnight, too.

Australians Celebrates New Year's Eve 2019
Asanka Ratnayake—Getty PicturesFireworks erupt over the Melbourne central enterprise district throughout New Yr’s Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.

Tokyo, Japan

The last decade started in Japan at 10 a.m. EST The brand new 12 months is particular in Japanese tradition as it’s thought of a time to wish for one’s household.

Kazuhiro Nogi—AFP/Getty PicturesJapanese priestess put together for New Yr prayers at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo on December 31, 2019. Tens of millions of Japanese folks will go to shrines and temples throughout the nation throughout the first three days of the brand new 12 months to wish for the well-being of their households.

Seoul, South Korea

Lanterns have been lit up in Seoul to mark the brand new decade at 10 a.m. EST.

South Koreans Countdown To The New Year
Chung Sung-Jun—Getty PicturesFolks collect to have fun New Years on December 31, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest motion didn’t decelerate for New Yr’s Eve, the place the brand new 12 months started at 11 a.m. EST.

Final Pro-Democracy Protests of 2019 in Hong Kong
Justin Chin—BloombergRiot police trip an escalator as they patrol the Harbour Metropolis shopping center within the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.


Fireworks at Marina Bay drew large crowds in Singapore, when the day modified at 11 a.m. EST.

Singapore Celebrates New Year's
Suhaimi Abdullah—Getty PicturesSingapore awaits 2020 with curtain-raiser fireworks by Star Island as revellers be a part of within the greatest countdown celebration at Marina Bay on December 31, 2019 in Singapore.

Bangkok, Thailand

12 hours forward of New York, the brand new 12 months was counted down in Bangkok outdoors of a shopping center at 12 p.m. EST.


Mladen Antonov—AFP/Getty PicturesRevelers arrive early to look at the New Yr countdown outdoors a shopping center in downtown Bangkok on December 31, 2019.

Moscow, Russia

Celebratory fireworks went off in Moscow at four p.m. EST.

Dimitar Dilkoff—AFP/Getty PicturesFireworks explode over the Kremlin in Moscow throughout New Yr celebrations, on January 1, 2020.

Istanbul, Turkey

The July 15 Martyrs’ Bridge lit up in purple and blue as fireworks soared excessive above for the brand new 12 months at four p.m. EST.

New Year Celebrations in Istanbul
Arif Hudaverdi Yaman—Anadolu Company/Getty PicturesFireworks go off in entrance of July 15 Martyrs’ Bridge throughout the new 12 months celebrations in Istanbul, Turkey on January 01, 2020.

Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan’s capital metropolis celebrated the brand new 12 months at 11 a.m. EST, 13 hours forward of New York.

Taiwanese Countdown To The New Year
Gene Wang—Getty PicturesFireworks mild up the Taiwan skyline and Taipei 101 throughout New Years Eve celebrations on January 01, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan.