The New Year is here. The world has bid goodbye to 2022 and it is now 2023.
Kerala welcomed the New Year with large crowds, mostly families, taking to beaches and grounds throughout the state even hours before the clock struck 12. No untoward incidents were reported from celebrations in the first 30 minutes since the turn of the New Year.
At Fort Kochi, the traditional burning of the Pappanji was held, to welcome the New Year. In the state capital, festivities were held at Kanakakunnu, Kovalam and other major destinations.
Kozhikode and other major cities in the state also celebrated the birth of New Year with impressive crowds assembling in public places.
The Kozhikode beach was the most popular destination for public celebrating the New Year in Malabar.
In Delhi, large crowds celebrated at the Connaught Place despite restrictions put in place by authorities considering the COVID-19 threat.