Christians in Ghana, on the eve of New Year, joined their counterparts all over the world to attend watch night services, to herald the year, 2011.
Many of the churches were filled to capacity, with both regular and occasional worshippers, most of them clad in white attires to signify their joy at making it to the end of the year, and to bid farewell to 2010, while entering the New Year with commitment and re-dedication to the work of God.
At the stroke of midnight, there were spontaneous shouts of “happy new year”, amidst jubilation, singing, dancing and waving of white handkerchiefs, in honour of God for ushering them into another year.
While the watch night services were going on, other people, mostly the youth, converged at various points, night clubs and on the streets, dancing to blaring music.
Beach parties have been planned for the celebration of New Year’s Day.