Malta greets the New Year with open air parties in Valletta, Floriana
Malta joined the rest of the world in ushering in the New Year with national celebrations in Floriana and Valletta.
Thousands of people opted for the free open air parties and many others took part in private dos or spent quality time with family and friends.
As the countdown started, friends and strangers clapped, kissed and danced to usher in the new and bury the old.
As the clock struck midnight, fireworks coloured the dark sky and balloons were let off signalling the end of a year and the beginning of a new one.
Happy New Year to all our readers.