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New Year Celebrations Around the Globe

January 2, 2015 1:21 pm Published by

Australia was one of the first countries to welcome 2015 and Sydney was certainly the place to be!

An estimated 1.6 million people arrived as early as Wednesday morning to watch the 7 tonnes of fireworks light up the sky over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Unsurprisingly, Dubai went all out with its New Year’s Eve celebrations with the Burj Khalifa attracting the majority of tourists and locals. Last year Dubai set a new Guinness World Title for the largest fireworks display, where during the six-minute show an impressive 479,651 fireworks were let off! This year they attempted another record, still to be confirmed, for the largest LED-illuminated display.

Of course London’s celebrations were centred around the London Eye by the River Thames. This was the first year that the event was ticketed and charged for in an attempt to control numbers and congestion around the Capital, but the evening was still a success with around 100,000 revellers lining the River.

A Million people in New York packed into Times Square to see in the New Year with Taylor Swift heading the celebrations.  The famous Times Square Ball was illuminated with 32,256 LED lights and made up of 2,688 Waterford Crystals.

Although with no available bathrooms and no opportunity to return to your spot once you had left; I’m not sure I could have lasted the duration! How did you spend your New Year’s Eve?

 

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This post was written by Kayleigh Driscoll

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