Seychelles welcomes 2019 with street party in capital city.

Hundreds of revelers converged in a loud street party in Victoria on Monday night to say goodbye to 2018 and to welcome the New Year.​ Seychellois bands and local artists provided live entertainment for the crowd. The highlight of the evening was the countdown to midnight and to 2019. ​

As the clock tower — a smaller replica of the famous Big Ben of London — struck midnight, church bells rang in unison and people in the streets exchanged warm New Year’s wishes, with cheers, hugs and kisses – grateful to have made it to another year.​