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Not All Fireworks: People Welcome 2019

From dipping into freezing water in Denmark to protesting in France and Hong Kong, people across the continents came together to say goodbye to the old year and welcome 2019 in their very own ways. Here, a quick glimpse. 

 

 

 

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Some get ready to participate in celebrations that embody cultural syncretism, like this man in Kerala, India, who finishes up his make up to take part in the Cochin Carnival, which takes from Portuguese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalee, Kannada, Arab, Dutch, and Anglo Indian culture.
Some get ready to participate in celebrations that embody cultural syncretism, like this man in Kerala, India, who finishes up his make up to take part in the Cochin Carnival, which takes from Portuguese, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalee, Kannada, Arab, Dutch, and Anglo Indian culture. Photo:Reuters
Others jump into freezing cold water to participate in the annual New Year's dip in the harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Others jump into freezing cold water to participate in the annual New Year's dip in the harbour of Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo:Reuters
Some gather to sing and worship, like these choristers during Mass in Abuja, Nigeria.
Some gather to sing and worship, like these choristers during Mass in Abuja, Nigeria. Photo:Reuters
Others protest to demand independence in an annual New Year's Day march in Hong Kong, China.
Others protest to demand independence in an annual New Year's Day march in Hong Kong, China. Photo:Reuters
While others gather on public squares in a display of their nationalism. People at the Tiananmen Square join in for the flag-raising ceremony to mark the New Year in Beijing, China.
While others gather on public squares in a display of their nationalism. People at the Tiananmen Square join in for the flag-raising ceremony to mark the New Year in Beijing, China. Photo:Reuters
Some stand under the rain to enjoy a public extravaganza like these people at New York's Time Square.
Some stand under the rain to enjoy a public extravaganza like these people at New York's Time Square. Photo:Reuters
While others demand their president to step down.
While others demand their president to step down. "Go Macron. President of the rich, bleeder of the poor." Paris, France. Photo:Reuters
Yet others burn dolls depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as a way of saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new. Managua, Nicaragua.
Yet others burn dolls depicting U.S. President Donald Trump as a way of saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new. Managua, Nicaragua. Photo:Reuters
Published 1 January 2019
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