It’s getting to the end of a long, hard year and what better way to say goodbye to 2015 than with a big bang? Behave, we mean fireworks.
Around the world, celebrations are carried out in many unique and entertaining ways and what better way to get into the celebratory mood than to know more about them?
Starting off close to home…
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – #EdHogmanay
We all know that the Scottish like to celebrate New Year in the biggest way possible. Not just with one event either.
Throughout the holiday season the Scots have put in place several amazing events leading up to the big day.
Some of these events include a classic ceilidh in Edinburgh, which this year is attempting to the set the world record for the world’s largest Scottish country dance.
The highlight of the three-day festival might just be the Concert in the Gardens, which year after year showcases some amazing talent from all over the world. This year Scottish sensations Biffy Clyro will be headlining.
Sydney’s New Year’s Eve – #SydNYE
Our Australian friend will be setting the sky alight with colourful fireworks for their celebrations.
The iconic Sydney Harbour event will kick off with a stunning water display before the Harbour Bridge transforms into a canvas for a spectacular display.
As the night goes on spectators will witness a cultural ceremony celebrating Australian heritage followed by a family fireworks display then the famous Harbour of Light Parade will take place.
To finish the night off, a spectacular 12-minute firework and pyrotechnic display will lead you into the New Year.
New York City’s Time Square ball drop
Possibly one of the world’s most watched events is the NYC ball drop where Times Square is transformed into a magical hub of musical performances, balloons, confetti and of course a massive pyrotechnic display.
Taylor Swift was one of the big names to perform last year and is back again for the 2015 Farewell Show.
The live events start at three in the afternoon taking you all the way through to midnight.
Streets are closed as a mass of people take over the city streets to experience this magical event.
Rio’s New Year’s Eve beach party
New Year’s Eve in Rio is the country’s second biggest party of the year, coming close to their infamous Carnival.
During the day people gather on Copacabana beach to lay flowers as offerings to their Sea Goddess ‘Lemanja’ and as darkness creeps closer the party begins!
Stages are spread along the 4km Copacabana Beach entertaining the crowds of people with all different styles of music.
For those who want to waltz the night away in a more traditional way their Copacabana Palace hosts a stunning masquerade ball. Guests must dress in white with the added accessories in red for good luck and romance!
If you aren’t all about crazy parties in the world’s capitals, staying at home can be just as memorable.
Picture this: Surrounded by friends and family in your own little world next to the roaring fire with a G&T in hand – what could be better?
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