7 Places To Celebrate This New Year Around The World:
It’s that time of the year when you plan on saying goodbye to the old year and welcome the new year with open hands. It’s the time to forget all the old things and relish the new ones. Whether you plan on losing weight or changing your habits, why not make the last memory worth making. Enjoy this last day in style at one of the world’s most impressive New Year destination.
Here is a list of some places that are worth being in this new year:
New York City:
New York City hosts one of the best New Year’s Eve. It has an atmosphere that is full of enthusiasm and festive spirit. The most famous attraction of all is the annual gathering of millions of mass at the Times Square to see the famous musicians and the ball drop (a 12-foot-wide crystal ball weighing about 12,000 pounds descends atop the Times Square). You can even enjoy a less chaotic version of this experience by booking a reservation at one of the bars or restaurants overlooking Times Square. For an entirely different experience, try a night time boat ride on New York’s Harbour. It offers the best view of the fireworks on Liberty Island.
Rio de Janeiro:
The Copacabana beach in Rio hosts New Year’s Eve each year. It is the world’s largest and wildest New Year’s celebration. More than 2 million of native to Rio gather together on a beach wearing a stark white attire and fill a 2 1/2 mile stretch of sand. The Brazilians pay homage to the goddess of sea by blending the African rituals with the local culture. In addition to that, accessories of red (symbolising romance), green (symbolising good health) and yellow/gold (symbolising prosperity) highlights the landscape. Due to the presence of so many colours, the celebration seems to be a bright one though it excludes the black colour as it is considered as an evil omen by Brazilians.
Thousands of masses arrive here annually for the Hoganay celebration which is the celebration of the last day of the year. You can see the famous music acts and traditional ceilidh dancing throughout the streets. The celebration includes a fabulous fireworks show at midnight and, the party continues throughout the night. The celebration extends to the next day which includes a run down to the Royal Mile, a dive in the freezing cold waters of the River Forth, the Loony Dook Parade and a dog-sledding competition.
The windy city of Chicago is a must stop for New Year’s Even with the second annual Chi-Town Rising. The celebration along the Chicago River attracts more people to attend with better access for locals and visitors. There is a six-hour long extravaganza which is free and features live entertainment, parties at multiple venues, massive fireworks display and countdown.
There are lots of activities centred around the Thames River on New Year’s Eve. London Eye, a gigantic Ferris wheel draws thousands of visitors for a spin while the fireworks at midnight are launched from the actual London eye. Masses gather on Tower, Westminster, London and Blackfriars bridges to witness the spectacles. You can even watch the event on one of the big screens in Trafalgar and Parliament squares. You can enjoy something to eat or drink at the magnificent New Year’s Day parade the next day. It departs from Westminster, passes through the downtown and finishes at the Green Park.
Madeira Islands, officially recognised as the largest display of the fireworks by the Guinness World Records, is one of the places that makes its way to the list. This magnificent scenario of fireworks is so unique that you can’t afford to miss it. With thousands of multicoloured lamps decorating the amphitheatre of Funchal transforms it into a grand stage. As the clock strikes 12 on 31st, the sky is lit up with colours and lights. Enjoy this new year with these positive lights and colours to have a further colourful and cheerful year.
A New Year celebration at Paris would be a romantic one. Watching the amazing light show and fireworks at the Eiffel Tower or taking New Year Eve’s boat cruises along the Seine if you would like something intimate and private. The streets of the city are filled with lights. You can see thousands of people celebrating with champagne and dancing their hearts out. Other than this, you can even buy smaller fireworks and celebrate this occasion with colours and sound all night long.