While many cities canceled their firework shows, some kept the tradition alive. This is how people around the world rang in the new year.
1. Times Square, Manhattan, New York
2. Nile River, Cairo, Egypt
Lights were seen over the Nile River in the Egyptian capital of Cairo.
Large fireworks light up the sky above Cairo's Rod El-Farag Axis Bridge, as the world farewells 2020.#EgyptToday #NewYear2021 #NewYear #NewYearsEve @tamermursii|#سنة_جديدة_2021 #عام_2021 #تحيا_مصر #رأس_السنة #المتحدة_تضي_سماء_القاهرة pic.twitter.com/PDzt78v1vJ— Egypt Today Magazine (@EgyptTodayMag) December 31, 2020
3. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
People gathered near Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, to ring in the New Year with the fireworks show.
LOOK: Bright lights and fireworks light up the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE as the world welcomes 2021. 🎆🌟🎇— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) January 1, 2021
Photos from Burj Khalifa's Facebook page pic.twitter.com/l1br8W0rmw
4. Eiffel Tower of Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Happy new year 😍😍😍 Eiffel Tower of Bahria Town Lahore pakistan pic.twitter.com/atBMXT20RU— 🇵🇰Muhammad Ahsan Khan🇵🇰 (@Ahsankhan5438) January 1, 2021
5. Wuhan, China
PARTY TIME: Revelers young and old enjoyed a fireworks display and danced together as they celebrated New Year’s Day in Wuhan, China, continuing the celebrations from the night before. https://t.co/O7rfcnnjJO pic.twitter.com/FKOMPy56kP— ABC News (@ABC) January 1, 2021
6. Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand
Fireworks erupted over the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand.
7. Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
Hong Kong replaced a traditional fireworks display over Victoria Harbour with a live-streamed virtual display to welcome 2021 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. pic.twitter.com/jG4DaDI8Fd— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) January 1, 2021
Amid pandemic restrictions and cancelled New Year’s Eve fireworks, some Hongkongers gathered at Victoria Harbour anyway to ring in 2021 pic.twitter.com/IS24ce5VzP— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) December 31, 2020
8. Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand
People gathered at Auckland's Sky Tower to witness the fireworks display and to ring in the new year with family and friends.
9. Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia
Fireworks erupted over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Australia to welcome 2021. And, it was a sight to behold.
Welcome to the New Year 👋— Sydney Opera House (@SydOperaHouse) December 31, 2020
Wishing you a happy and bright 2021 ✨🥳 pic.twitter.com/KNKK7yfRDT
10. Tower Bridge, London, UK
Tower Bridge was light up on New Year's Eve.
11. Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany
12. Puerta del Sol, Madrid, Spain
13. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
People witnessed fireworks light up the sky over the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris on New Year's Eve.
New Year’s Eve fireworks above the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France... pic.twitter.com/kTPyFrhRRX— Linda Fritz (@LindFritz) December 31, 2020
14. Acropolis, Athens, Greece
15. Rome, Italy
Fireworks display light up the night skies in Rome as people welcomed 2021.
This was Rome's sky at midnight ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐— Corky🐾🇮🇹 (@Corky73851098) January 1, 2021
Sorry for mom's squeaky voice wishing Happy New Year to the neighbours who invited us for a quick toast (you can also hear the glasses clinging😅)
Lucky for us we're not scared of fireworks 🎆🎇cause there were a lot tonight😯#cavpack pic.twitter.com/kMz4mGGimG
Hoping for only the best this year. *fingers crossed*