With the start of a new Gregorian year and the end of another, the hashtag "Goodbye2022" or "Goodbye 2022" was issued on social media platforms, while celebrations spread around the world.
And while a large number of people celebrated the New Year by wearing dresses, new clothes, lacy ornaments, and dazzling decorations, the interactors bid farewell to the year 2022 in several ways, documenting it with various pictures and videos.
And the skies of European capitals witnessed fireworks celebrations, amid hopes that the war in Ukraine would end and normal life would return after the Corona virus in Asia.
Goodbye 2022🙋🙋 pic.twitter.com/Eknj1BLKsf
- Visual of Earth (@EaRT_VisuaL) December 31, 2022
And after the year 2023 began first in Asia, Africa and Europe, New York celebrations began in their usual style, as thousands gathered under heavy rain in “Times Square” and waited for hours for the famous “Times Square” ball to fall, marking the start of the new year.
Meanwhile, millions watched the musical performances accompanying the falling crystal ball and the countdown on TV screens from living rooms around the world.
Elsewhere in Europe, fireworks decorated the sky over the Parthenon in Athens, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, as crowds gather on the Champs-Elysées to watch fireworks in the French capital since 2019.
Rio de Janeiro hosted its famous New Year's Eve party on Copacabana Beach without restrictions for the first time since the pandemic.
There will come a time when
you believe everything is
that will be the
— Louis L'Amour #Goodbye2022 #HappyNewYear pic.twitter.com/6qDNOwOfPG
— Suzanne Pardue (@PardueSuzanne) January 1, 2023
Fireworks celebrations were present in the moments of documentation for some users, while others reviewed clips documenting different stages of their lives in the past year.
Berlin just gave me one of the best New Year's ever!!
What did I just witness?!
15th Floor, Ostbahnhof.
Friedrichshain, Berlin 2022-2023.
⭐️#GoodBye2022 #HappyNewYear2023 pic.twitter.com/08f5S0BjCj
- Geraldine Prince🦁💚💜 (@sauterelle21) January 1, 2023
And some accounts shared funny clips, such as the cat "Oreo" who bid farewell to the year by spinning on the robot vacuum cleaner in a video of the account of the same name on Twitter.
Wishing our Twitter family a Happy 2023!
🧡#HappyNewYear2023 #Welcome2023 #GoodBye2022 pic.twitter.com/DXjNAmrwFv
— The Oreo Cat (@TheOreoCat) January 1, 2023
And the "Warner Bros" studios bid farewell to the year with a funny picture from the famous cartoon series "Tom and Jerry".
Goodbye 2022 👋 Who's got their New Year's resolutions ready? #TomAndJerry pic.twitter.com/jBUeEhns0c
— WarnerBrosUK (@WarnerBrosUK) December 31, 2022
The Flightradar24 account, which specializes in tracking flights via Twitter, published a picture of a Scottish pilot celebrating the New Year while flying over the North Sea, drawing the number "23" on the plane.
A Loganair pilot just draw '23' over the North Sea.
Happy New Year! https://t.co/3u10KitUQR pic.twitter.com/yDe656kTW5
- Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 31, 2022
While the American storm chaser, Michael Koch, posted a video clip of the violent Hurricane Ian that hit Florida last September, as it was the highlight of what he witnessed in 2022.
Top 22 storm chases of 2022
Coming in at Number 1
This was my 4th interception of a category 4+ hurricane in the last 5 years, and what a beast it was!#HappyNewYear to each and every one of you, and here's to dominating 2023!#GoodBye2022 pic.twitter.com/43ZFj95SqJ
— WeatherGoingWILD (@WeatherGoinWILD) January 1, 2023