Popularly called Crossover Night, it is believed that these prayer sessions are held to thank God for seeing them through the previous year, and pray for an even better New Year.
The prayer sessions are culminated in fireworks and thanksgiving just the clock hits 12:00am.
However, in some parts of the world, the pandemic has toned down the New Year Celebrations.
In ,Tokyo the biggest New Year event at Shibuya Crossing was cancelled while in New Zealand, Auckland welcomed the new year with fireworks.
New Year’s Eve fireworks light up the sky over Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House (L) during the fireworks show on January 1, 2022.
DAVID GRAY / AFPAnd in Sydney, Australia, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge were lit with fireworks.
Meanwhile, Australians watched a sunset fireworks show for children and families at the Yarra River waterfront, in Melbourne, Australia.
Prayers and Fireworks as the World Ushers in 2022