New Year’s Eve marks the start of a brand new year where people celebrate the past and hope for a better future. This special time of the year is celebrated in the best way possible all over the world.
Here are some of the best New Year celebration ideas in different cities and countries.
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Celebration of New Year’s Eve in Rio De Janeiro ranks second after the city’s colorful Carnival Festival. The biggest and probably the wildest New Year’s party in the whole world is held at Copacabana Beach. More than two million people are squeezed to a space of two and a half mile during this special night.
New York City, USA
New York City’s atmosphere on New Year’s Eve can never be compared to any other city in this planet. Large crowds gather at Times Square to watch renowned musicians perform and see the 100-year old traditional ball drop.
There are two things which make Sydney a wonderful place for celebrating New Year’s Eve. It is the main city where the clock strikes first and this is also where you can witness the largest fireworks display in the world, with one at 9 pm followed by another at midnight. Over one million people watch this waterfront show which includes the Harbour of Light Parade, aerial acrobatics and the Aboriginal smoking ceremony.
Edinburgh celebrates New Year for three days, starting on December 30 through January 1. On the 30th, a torchlight procession is held through the city and ends with fireworks. Come New Year’s Eve, street parties, concerns and their traditional Celtic party are held. By midnight, 4.5 tons of fireworks are being set off on Edinburgh Castle. On January 1, the last day of celebration, events such as jumping on River Forth’s icy waters, dog-sledding competition, the multi-venue music and arts festival known as Scot:Lands and the Loony Dook Parade are held.
As one of the world’s party capitals, Berlin will never disappoint you on New Year’s Eve. During this time of the year, you can indulge yourself in the 2-kilometer stretch of international food stalls, party tents, bars, music stages, laser shows and so much more, from the Brandenburg Gate to the Victory Column, famously called the Party Mile.
Residents of London welcome the New Year with the chiming of the Big Ben at midnight. People crowd the bridges and banks of Thames to witness the lightshow and firework display which goes on for 10 minutes and are followed by after parties. The London Eye, Houses of Parliament and others are highlights of the view during this special night. The following morning, a parade with the procession of the horses of the Queen, marching bands, floats and costume dancers goes through central London.
As New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, make sure you find the perfect spot in the world to celebrate this very special night and enter the New Year with a Big Bang!