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New Year's Eve Best Fireworks and Celebrations


New Year's Evening is one of those holidays which are celebrated by everyone throughout the world. So here we are on December the 31st, near Christmas Tree and with a good company waiting for this fairy moment of countdown - twelve, eleven,..,three, two, one and - happy New Year!

UK New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations, London, Big Ben -Travel Europe Guide

Countries around the world joining to Celebrations and each one has its own, sometimes funny Traditions of Meeting. So lets take a look where is the most colorful and spectacular New Year's Evening Celebrations and Fireworks Display accross the Planet, from east to west.

New Zealand was the first country which celebrated the New Year.  Because of heavy rains, organizers had to cancel most of the celebrations. But regardless of the weather, which accompanied the last days of December in New Zealand, an impressive fireworks at the Sky Tower in the business center of Auckland wasn't canceled.

New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations in Australia, Sydney -Travel Europe Guide

One of the biggest New Year shows held in australian Sydney. The incredible light effects begun three hours before midnight and was centered around Sydney Harbour - on the harbour bridge and the famous Opera House. This year organizers spent millions dollars and 9 tons of explosives. But 15 minutes of fairy tale is probably worth it. A spectacular fireworks named "Time to Dream". About 1,5 millions of people was watching live the famous fireworks on the Sydney harbour bridge.

Australia New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations, Sydney Harbour bridge-Travel Europe GuideAustralia New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations, Sydney's Harbour Bridge -Travel Europe Guide
New Year Eve Celebrations in Australia, Sydney's Opera House (photoshot in 2006) -Travel Europe GuideAustralia New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations, Sydney's Harbour Fireworks -Travel Europe Guide

In Tokyo, thousands of people which has come on the squares to celebrate the New Year, at midnight let in the sky air ballons with the new year whishes.
Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong counted down together the seconds before the New Year, which was projected onto the wall of the skyscraper.
A spectacular fireworks had place in the United Arab Emirates. Unforgetable and impressive fireworks embraced the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, the tallest building in the world, which is 800m (2,723 ft) in height!

New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations, United Arab Emirates, in Dubai, Fireworks on the Burj Khalifa Skyscraper -Travel Europe Guide

New Year 2012 Eve in Dubai Celebrations, United Arab Emirates, the Burj Khalifa Skyscraper Fireworks -Travel Europe GuideNew Year 2012 Eve Celebrations in Dubai, UAE, Fireworks around Burj Khalifa skyscraper -Travel Europe Guide

In Greek festive decorated Athens, the New Year come as always under a colorful fireworks above the Acropolis and all over the city.

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Some 200,000 of people turned out in the Independence Square in Ukranian capital Kiev to celebrate the arrival of the New Year and to see a fireworks. Entertained the crowd a number of local stars on the stage right under the biggest in Europe Christmas Tree.  A beautiful light show lasted for about 10 minutes. 

New Year 2012 Eve Ukraine Celebrations, Kiev, Independence Square -Travel Europe Guide

New Year 2012 Eve in Kiev, Ukraine Celebrations, Fireworks around Independence Square -Travel Europe GuideKiev, Ukraine New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations, Fireworks -Travel Europe Guide

In the New Year's evening Italian Rome was exploded with a set of fireworks too. The temperamental Italians has their own interesting new year's tradition - is to get rid of old or unused stuff by dropping them from the window at midnight. It could be a T-shirt or even furniture! :)

About one million people joined the two kilometre long "party mile" in German capital Berlin, where exactly at midnight, the famous Brandenburg Gate were illuminated with the new year's fireworks. For some Germans, New Year's tradition is to jump in the last second before the New Year for a new, dynamic begginings. 

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Regardless of the rain, thousands of Parisians came under the Eiffel Tower and on the Field of Mars for celebrating the arrival of 2012. The most romantic French landmark met people with a beautiful New Year's lights

In the center of London, near the London Eye,  hundreds of thousands of people gathered to see a great and colorful fireworks. Everything in the central London was filled with a people - squares, streets and bridges across the Thames. For get a better place to see the show, some people came from the morning of December 31. These fireworks was advertised as the rehearsal of the Olympic Games openning ceremony. The show started with the rings of the Big Ben, which was exploded the lights with every bell.  Many of the fireworks formed the shape and colours of the Olympic rings. Continued performance the London Eye wich was "dancing" under the music with a spectacular firework show

New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations in London, Fireworks across London Eye-Travel Europe Guide

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New Year London 2012 Eve Celebrations, Fireworks in the central London -Travel Europe GuideLondon, England New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations- A spectacular Fireworks -Travel Europe Guide



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The famous New Year tradition could be observed in Spain again. In Madrid thousands of residents counted down in Puerta del Sol along with doing their "grape's tradition" - by eating 12 grapes in time with the clock's rings.
Regardless of rain showers, about two million people come to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro for the Year End party. The biggest in Brazil New Year party had started right after the midnight with unforgatable massive fireworks. In Brazil people has a tradition to meet the New Year in a white clothes.

New Year 2012 Eve in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Celebrations, Fireworks across Copacabana beach -Travel Europe GuideNew Year 2012 Eve Celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Fireworks across Copacabana beach -Travel Europe Guide

In the city of New York, the annual dropping ceremony of the famous big crystal ball has taken place at the Times Square in the last minute of 2011 as a sign of the New 2012 Year arrival. This tradition comes since 1907, when the ball fallen first time, on the roof of the New York Times skyscraper. Only at 1942-43 the ball wasn't running because of the military blackout for camouflage the city center. This year thousands of New Yorkers was celebrating the New Year together with the performances of the singers Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

New Year 2012 Eve Celebrations in the Times Square, New York, Ball dropping ceremony (fireworks) -Travel Europe Guide

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page", Saint Augustine. Discover Europe and beyond in the New Year!

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