The world is a big place with lots of timezones and that means that it's already 2021 in Australia and New Zealand.
Those countries have also been relatively successful in controlling COVID-19, with lower case numbers in their regions.
That means the New Year there was rung in with big crowds and celebrations that are reminiscent of pre-pandemic parties.
The Sky Tower in Auckland, New Zealand held a fireworks show to commemorate the start of another year.
Happy New Year, fam. Fireworks at Sky Tower, Auckland. https://t.co/MliIvaSZP3— Tanay G* (@Tanay G*) 1609420472.0
Below on the streets, crowds gathered to take in the lights.
Incredibly blessed to celebrate New Years like this with thousands of people (Auckland, New Zealand already in 2021… https://t.co/LW6cItaIDc— fascinathings (@fascinathings) 1609420574.0
With COVID-19 under control there, the streets were flooded with people in a sight reminiscent of New Year's Eve parties before the pandemic.
Minutes to go until it’s 2021 in New Zealand! 🎆 It’s a comfortable 18 degrees in Auckland, where large crowds have… https://t.co/44uozTjjuo— NIWA Weather (@NIWA Weather) 1609411969.0
In Sydney, Australia there were smaller crowds coming together to witness the fireworks at the harbour.
New Year, Sydney Harbor https://t.co/I7M8k5iWn0— SikandAr SAif🇵🇰 (@SikandAr SAif🇵🇰) 1609421965.0