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VIDEO: Croatian cities usher in 2023 with open-air parties

ZAGREB, 1 Jan, 2023 (Hina/CW) –  Open-air celebrations on New Year’s Eve were traditionally organised in the main squares of the Croatian capital of Zagreb and other major cities, with revellers enjoying entertainment programmes in the balmy weather conditions.

This year, several towns and cities, including the capital Zagreb, cancelled fireworks displays after pet activists warned about their damaging effects, calling for more environmentally aware celebrations.

 
 
 
 
 
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The coastal city of Šibenik had the New Year celebrations featuring Irish singer Roisin Murphy.

 
 
 
 
 
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The 2022 year was also ushered out by open-air celebrations organised on Saturday in a few cities and towns.

In Zagreb, Pips, Chips & Videoclips entertained the crowd on the main square, followed by a performance from Nipplepeople.

 
 
 
 
 
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Severina was the main attraction on Split’s waterfront, whilst Petar Grašo entertained the crowd in Dubrovnik. Nina Badrić performed in Pula, Crvena Jabuka in Osijek and Mladen Grdović was in Vukovar. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Black Coffee, Tonći Huljić & Madre Badessa and Klapa Rišpet played in Zadar as locals and tourists welcomed in 2023, whilst Vatra and Queen Real Tribute Band played in Rijeka.

There was also New Year celebrations for children which took place during the day. In Osijek, hundreds of kids gathered on Trg Svetoga Trojstva to celebrate the new year with a DJ playing children’s hits, children’s champagne, confetti and plenty of fun. 

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(Photo: Osijek.hr)

“Dear children, I wish you a lot of happiness, joy, success in school, success in extracurricular activities, that you achieve everything you planned as children through play, through your free moments, and of course that you spend as much time as possible hanging out with your parents, grandparents and with their friends,” Osijek Mayor Radić told them.

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