Fireworks Display on New Year Eve Around the World.
The countdown to the New Year is a ritual that is faithfully awaited by millions of people around the world. The season of celebrating the New Year begins well before the clock strikes midnight on December 31. According to the Gregorian calendar which we follow universally, New Year falls on January 1 each year and ushers in 365 days till the next New Year comes up. This is what the international community follows as an undisputed practice. The start of a New Year is a worldwide celebration event, which involves gathering of people, parties, music, and firework displays all around the world.
For centuries now, firework displays have been used as a form of celebration. It’s a wonderful display that lights up the night sky with bright and vibrant colors and loud and cracking bangs. Each display, from place to place, is different and extraordinary to them.
Everyone loves to watch fireworks during New Year but where does one go to view the best fireworks display? There are numerous fireworks displays that happen all over the world annually, they probably differ in quality and length. But, let’s look at some of the major New Year’s Eve firework celebrations around the world, that never disappoint!
If you want to experience something like no other, then head for the most sought out place on New Year’s Eve, which is known as ‘Times Square, New York.’ The ball, which is illuminated by 32,256 lights, lit up the Manhattan night sky, along with fireworks set off in Central Park. Times Square is just throbbing with excitement and activity. There are star-studded musical performances, balloons, pom-poms, and colorful firecrackers. The most awaited moment is the famous Times Square Ball Drop. This crystal and the electric light ball are rested atop the One Times Square building which is lowered as the time nears the beginning of the New Year. A series of glitzy events and sparkling stars add the extra gleam to the New Year Eve celebrations.
In Australia, a million revellers thronged Sydney harbour and nearby districts to watch more than 100,000 fireworks explode above the city. The show was held despite thousands of people seeking refuge from bush fires along the country’s east coast. Their New Year cruises in Sydney are very popular, which provide magnificent and splendid sights of New Years’ Eve celebrations held at the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. On the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, the scene is set for a spectacular display of fireworks across the Sydney Harbor to the Cockatoo Island and from Glades Ville Bridge to Harbor Heads. The people of Sydney are out on the streets welcoming the New Year with excitement, enthusiasm, and their signature style of fireworks!
London is the destination where the night sky is lit up by a spectacular fireworks display, that is seen by millions of people and what a celebration it was this year! ‘The best New Year’s Eve fireworks display, that London has ever seen’ as UK start 2020. This year it represented that the UK may be leaving the EU, but was very much as a city, that still known as a ‘European global city’. Which will continue to be open to people’s trade and ideas. “And it was really important that the UK show the world who will be watching that their fireworks that they are still an outward-looking European city.”
The entire city of London is razzmatazz with lights all over Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Pall Mall, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Berkeley Street. London’s New Year’s Parade is the most breathtaking and scintillating event which has almost 10,000 performers from over 20 countries performing live. Apart from half a million spectators who witness it live almost 200 million viewers watch it on their television sets. For an eye-catching display of fireworks do head for the South Bank which coincides with the Big Ben chiming at midnight or the Westminster Bridge and central London too.
It’s an exciting but romantic celebration of New Year Eve, where it is held in Paris, the vibrant and exciting city of love. Paris involves a lot of dancing to welcome the New Year, where it sees all Parisians outdoors, enjoying, drinking, dancing or merely soaking in the New Year ambiance against the Eiffel Tower with their loved ones, friends or family. The New Year is welcomed with greetings of “Bonne Annees” with each other, savoring delectable desserts and pastries, drinking in clear white wines and champagne too. Not to be missed is the exhilarating firework displays, at the Sacre Coeur Cathedral or the Champs Elysees, its something that you have never experience before.
Hong Kong is the Asian hotspot for New Year’s Eve party, which is like the ‘Times Square Ball Drop’, where they can witness the Times Square Apple Countdown. While enjoying the new year party to good food, then check out the Lan Kwai Fong district, by enjoying the open-air stay put at the waterfront in Wanchai or Tsim Sha Tsui. While catching up the live entertainment, it’s always worth paying a visit to the Countdown Carnival which puts on live music, dances and a variety of magic shows. The firecrackers display at the Central District, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui Harbourfront, Victoria Harbour, Culture Center, Tamar Site and Ocean Terminal is worth a visit and should not be missed at any cost.
The New Year’s Eve is a worldwide celebration event, where many countries come together and hold unique fireworks celebrations of their own, it’s a visual demonstration to traditional events that happen all around the world. There is nothing as beautiful as a spectacular fireworks display. Many people look forward to New Year Eve, where it brings the community together, from the youngest to oldest and all those in between. It’s a beautiful display of fireworks sparkle and with a lot of big bangs that enthrall those who are watching. After the show, people are left with a feeling of excitement and enjoyment. Fireworks are wonderful for making people happy and celebrating great moments together.
When everyone is standing next to each other and the children are super excited, it makes a great atmosphere, welcoming in the New Year with a display of fireworks and this holds great memories for each of us. The New Year is about coming together as a community and looking forward to the next installment of fireworks for a bigger and better show in 2021.