The year 2023 will be a huge one since major events are anticipated to occur. These significant events are important because everyone works hard every day to succeed, whether it’s inside their own nation or to proudly represent it.
Along with yearly festivities, public holidays, and significant occasions like national independence and democracy days, these are also significant occasions that will be televised internationally in several nations. Bizwatch Nigeria has made the decision to share with you some of the events to look forward to in 2019. The top 7 events for 2023 are listed below:
1. 2023 Nigerian Presidential Election
The Nigerian presidential election of 2023 will take place on February 25, 2023, to choose the country’s president and vice president. Muhammadu Buhari, the current president, is term-limited and is not eligible to run for reelection a third time.
State elections will take place two weeks later on March 11, while other federal elections, such as those for the House of Representatives and the Senate, will also take place on that day. The election’s winners will take office on May 29, 2023, which was once recognized as Democracy Day.
2. The Coronation Of King Charles III
King Charles III’s coronation, which will take place in 2023, will rank among the most significant historical events of the century and make him the wealthiest living member of the British royal family. It is also the first coronation of a British monarch since Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953 and the first in the twenty-first century.
Following the passing of the Queen on September 8, 2022, King Charles III assumed the throne. Camilla, his wife, will also receive a symbolic crown designating her as Queen Consort. As a result, she would be crowned as monarch for the first time since Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1937.
The symbolic coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey in London. The Archbishop of Canterbury will formally recognize King Charles III as the Sovereign by placing the St. Edward’s Crown on his head. The Royal Orb, the Sceptre, and the Sovereign’s Sceptre, which denote his power, will also be given to him. After the presents, King Charles III will take his seat on the throne, and the crown will be put on his head during the coronation ceremony.
3. FIFA 2023 Womens World Cup
Australia and New Zealand will jointly co-host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, one of the most important athletic events of the year. The event will include 32 teams overall from all six football confederations.
New Zealand and Australia are both members of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), but Australia belongs to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) (OFC). Thus, it is the first time that nations from several confederations are hosting a FIFA World Cup, whether it be for men or women. The first game will take place in Auckland’s Eden Park, and Sydney’s Stadium Australia will host the championship game.
The US, which is ranked first in the world and has won the competition four times, is the current champion. The squad would become the first footballing nation to win a FIFA World Cup, men’s or women’s, three times in a row if it wins the title in 2023. One of the more formidable opponents is the Netherlands, followed by Germany, England, Sweden, and France.
However, all eyes will be on Marta, a forward and captain for Brazil who holds the record for most goals scored by a man or woman in her nation with 115. She is widely regarded as the best female footballer of all time and, with 17 goals, holds the record for most goals scored at FIFA World Cup competitions for both men and women.
4. Disney’s 100 Years of Wonder celebrations
In 1923, Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio became the forerunner of The Walt Disney Company. The corporation will so celebrate its centenary in 2023. Disney’s 100 Years of Wonder celebrations will take place all throughout the year 2023 in all of the Disneyland theme parks throughout the world.
On January 27, it will formally begin at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, USA. The resort, sometimes referred to as the original Disneyland Park, will have a golden theme throughout. Platinum will be used for banners and bunting at the Sleeping Beauty Castle as well as Mickey and Minnie’s costumes.
On the day at the park, two new evening activities will make their debuts. One of these is Wondrous Journeys, which uses pyrotechnics and projections to display every Walt Disney Animation Studios film. The other is World of Color – One, which guides visitors through a tale told in an original way by Disney. This new event will take place at Disney California Adventure, which is located just across from the main park from the Esplanade.
5. ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup
One of the most important athletic events in 2023 will be the 13th edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, especially for South Asian nations where cricket is the most popular sport. For the first time ever, India will host the men’s team tournament at this important event in 2023 on its own. Previously, India and other South Asian nations shared hosting duties for the competition.
The World Cup will be played using a 50-over format, and the reigning champions England will attempt to defeat nine other nations in order to become just the fourth country to win it more than once, and just the third to do it consecutively.
6. 2023 UEFA Champions League Final
Former champions Australia, India, and Pakistan continue to pose the biggest threats to England’s aspirations. However, the largest challenge will be from New Zealand, the world no.1 men’s cricket team and the 2019 finalist. The format will be similar to the 2019 edition, where teams competed in a round-robin system before entering the knockout round.
The 2023 UEFA Champions League Final will be the last game of the 2022–2023 UEFA Champions League, which will be the 68th season of UEFA’s top club football competition and the 31st season since it changed its name from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League. On June 10, 2023, it will be held in the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
The initial plan was for the championship game to be held at Wembley Stadium in London, England. But because the COVID-19 epidemic in Europe necessitated moving the 2020 final, the hosts of the following finals were moved back a year, and the 2023 final was given to the Allianz Arena in Munich. When the 2021 finale had occurred, it had been scheduled to be played in Istanbul, also had to be relocated due to COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey, the 2023 final was given to Istanbul instead. Munich will now host the 2025 final.
7. WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2023 World Athletics Championship will take place in Budapest from August 19–27. Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Armand Duplantis, the two athletes of the year, will attempt to repeat their world-record-setting victory there.
The biannual competition, which will take place a year after the Covid-delayed world championships in Eugene, Oregon, will be attended by a number of promising track and field athletes. In the women’s sprints, 36-year-old five-time 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica will be the center of attention.
In the men’s short track, the US team will be counting on athletes like Fred Kerley, Noah Lyles, Michael Norman, and Erriyon Knighton to shine, while Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Karsten Warholm will want to keep up their winning ways.