Nation welcomes New Year with jubilant celebrations

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PV Desk : The nation welcomed New Year 2018 with jubilant celebrations and good wishes for family, friends, colleagues and fresh resolutions for the wellbeing of society and the country.

Samoa was the first country to welcome 2018 with celebrations including fireworks, dancing and juggling. The South Pacific island state has been the first to see the New Year since 2011 when it moved from the eastern side of the international date line to the west side.

New Zealand followed Samoa with hundreds of people gathered in Auckland city centre to participate in the country’s prime attraction of New Year celebrations.

Like countries across the world, the celebration here began last night as the clock stroke 12 midnight. The capital city Dhaka started buzzing with cracking sounds of fireworks few minutes before midnight that continued for more than an hour with random intervals.

Similarly, people of all ages in different cities including Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Barisal and Rangpur welcomed the New Year with jubilant celebrations.

On this special occasion, people conveyed their best wishes to their friends and beloved ones through greeting cards and using different messaging applications and social media platforms.

Corporate and government officials and various organisations also did the same thing as they do every year to greet their nearest ones.