The New Year is an event that is celebrated all over the world. But different countries have different ways of celebrating the event.
If you wish to have a look at the ways how different countries celebrate New Year, have a look at this list.
It is said that the biggest and the best New Year celebration is seen in Latin America. Valparaiso in Chile is the place where you will come to a New Year celebration that starts from 28th of December itself. On 31st December midnight, there is a 20 minutes firework show in the cost of Valparaiso. These fireworks are launched from 17 different sources on the coast. Accompanied by the fireworks is a dance party that continues till the sun is up. People arrive here from different places for this amazing beach party that offers you an endless amount of drinks, food, music and fun.
If you visit Iceland, you will be mesmerized by the nightlife that they have in Reykjavik. This is taken to even more increased heights for the New Year celebrations that last till the morning. The party is started by firing the bonfires that symbolize firing away the troubles that were there last year. The fireworks are launched from different parts of the city to welcome the New Year. If you wish to have a look at the city with such beautiful scene, then you should head towards the Pearl. Along with the view of the city, you can also enjoy music, dinner and drinks here. As the party ends up at 5 in the morning, you can get helping for hangover by soaking yourself in the hot springs.
Now this is an interesting place to be during the New Years. A lot many people arrive at the spot,especially because the wine owners offer wine –fuelled parties in their cellars and so-calledwine caves. Along with the wine, the restaurants also offer five-course dinner and a Grand ball. Also, some of the restaurantsoffer private reservations to couples of a group for a midnight toast. In this case, you may have to opt for the booking of such reservations almost 2-3 months before because there will be many more people from different places who must be doing the same.
If you are in Slovakia, you may enjoy a whole lot of things that starts just about an hour ago the midnight of New Year. You can enjoy frat parties, open-air dance parties, concerts, and, of course, the firework all over the famous Danube River. The whole area is mainly divided into two zones, one for the concert and the second for the parties. But in case if you have somehow missed the celebrations, do not be upset as huge jumbo screens are installed in different cities so that you can enjoy the events live. Also, people blow a traditional instrument known as the rehtacka that is known to blow away the negative elements that were there in the past year.
The Bahamas is famous for its street performances on the 1st of January every year. On the 31st of December, different hotels offer parties for those who wish to have a private gathering. All the other locals parade till the beach in colorful clothes and wait for the fireworks to start for the New Year. Later own with music, the parade starts again with various dance performances and others that continue the whole day on 1st of January. An amazingly unique way to celebrate the day, the people of Bahamas just do not party but have many other ways to enjoy and have fun.
There are lots heard about the celebrations of New Year held in Edinburgh. People here celebrate New Year for four days, and they have altogether a different way of welcoming the New Year. On the final day, a torchlight parade is started with a traditional song and lots of concerts, and performances do take place in difference areas. Also, these people take the tradition of ‘first-footing’ seriously even today. According to the tradition, the first guest who is entering your home on New Year should bring your gifts. Also at River Forth, people gather to have a look at the people splashing in the freezing water as a charity stunt.
The celebration of New Year in Vienna has been divided into the formal traditional celebration and the casual celebration. If you are opting for the traditional one, then you have to gather at the city center where there is a party full of wines and apple toffees. As the chimes in the cathedrals ring, the fireworks start and a palace train arrives to carry the guests to the dining place where you have to attend in black ties. For the casual partying you can head to the city hall where you can enjoy the concert and party with food and drinks. It is also said that it is mandatory on this day to eat the good luck pig.
Now you must know this that Sydney is that one place that celebrates New Year in the best way with more than 1 million people attending the party. They have a number of arrangements that is not only a memorable event for the people at the Sydney party but also for people who are watching the events on televisions all over the world. They have fireworks along with performances or both air and water. The thrilling creative fireworks start at 9 pm once and then the final one at midnight.
December and January are times when St. Petersburg bridges in Russia looks immensely beautiful with layers of snow over them. Now during the New Year celebration this is made even more beautiful by various lights. The main concept of celebration here that people follow is that of drinking champagne and sending paper lanterns high up in the sky. People also wait for the fireworks over the frozen River Neva. Russians have a number of traditional stories in them, and a number of orthodox people do celebrate both Christmas and New Year in their own way.
Hong Kong is known for lights and sound, and this is proved in the New Year celebrations. There is an eight-minute firework show that continues till the clock ticks. Also at the countdown at Times Square a replica ball comes down. This is the time when most of the restaurants and pubs are full of people who are partying there with their friends and family.
New Year celebration is a huge event in almost all the countries all over the world. But if you wish to witness the most decorated and happening parties around the globe then you must have a visit to the above-mentioned places surely. Apart from the above-mentioned places, other places that you can head towards for a happening midnight party and lots of celebrations are Cape Town, Berlin, Las Vegas, London, and Canada. So, what are you waiting for? Decide soon and make your this New Year memorable by taking a trip of any of these places.