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Athens Welcomes New Year with Fireworks, Music and Revelry

Thousands of Athenians and visitors on Tuesday evening gathered at Syntagma Square in Athens, to usher in the New Year with lots of music, dancing and fireworks.

Organized by the Municipality of Athens, the New Year’s Eve party was hosted by Themis Georgantas and Nadia Boule and featured renowned Greek artists in an impressive audiovisual performance.

“It was the perfect way to welcome the new decade,” the Municipality said in an announcement.

Among the artists that performed on stage were renowned Greek music band Melisses, as well as singers Ivy Adamou, Demy, Josephine and the Wolves gymnastics team.

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis (center) with Nadia Boule and Themis Georgantas.

A few minutes before midnight, Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis asked people to hug each other and join him as he counted down to 2020 wishing all a happy New Year.

The party continued until the early morning hours with a powerfull music program by Dj Pitsi.

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