New Year’s Eve Around the World

Egypt ( AFP: Khaled Desouki)
Egypt ( AFP: Khaled Desouki)

The world  welcomed 2016 with traditional activities held in famous landmarks and icons in each country.

The celebrations held in the different cities around the globe were attended by millions of New Year revellers.

Each country opened the New Year with amazing events like fireworks display, ringing of huge bronze bells, musical performances, release of balloons and light shows.


Here are the New Year’s Eve celebrations in some cities of the world.

  • Auckland, New Zealand – firework display at the famous Sky Tower
  • Sydney, Australia – synchronised 15-minute fireworks show over Sydney’s two icons, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House

    Sydney (AAP: Mick Tsikas)
    Sydney (AAP: Mick Tsikas)








  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – fireworks at the Petronas Twin Towers, one of the tallest buildings of the world
  • Tokyo, Japan – aside from the ringing of ritual ringing of huge bronze bells in local temples, the people released balloons near the Tokyo tower
  • Taipei, Taiwan – fireworks at the Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper in Taiwan
  • Singapore – fireworks over the Marina Bay
  • Hong Kong – fireworks over Hong Kong’s  skyline
  • Beijing, China – performances and fireworks
  • Paju, South Korea – fireworks display
  • Vilnius, Lithuania – fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral Square
  • Athens, Greece – fireworks over the ancient temple of Parthenon atop the Acropolis hill
  • Berlin, Germany – fireworks explode behind the Quadriga statue atop the Brandenburg Gate
  • Dubai, UAR – fireworks display kicked off at the world’s tallest tower Burj Khalifa
  • Cairo, Egypt – celebrations in front of the pyramids and light shows
  • London, UK – fireworks display above London
  • New York, USA – iconic ball drop at the New York City’s Times Square

The spectacular annual events have always been witnessed by cheering huge crowds wishing for the best in the coming New Year.

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