Finally the New Year has arrived. No one can argue that 2016 was one hell of a year; some of the events of previous year may affect the events of 2017.
Well, we have enough time to worry about consequences. This is the time to celebrate and welcome 2017 with open arms. Everyone might be still in the hangover phase and had a hard time to get out of their bed and face the Monday morning.
In case if you are thinking you did the partying best way possible, you need to take a look on these destinations. They defined the definition of partying in a whole new style.
1. Sydney, Australia
The Australians know how to party hard. This was evident from their celebration of the New Year.
There was a massive dance party at the Bondi Beach. They arranged everything from fireworks, lighted boat parades and even aerial flyovers.
2. New Year City, New York
If you have ever witnessed the celebration of New Year at the Times Square, you know the exact reason why this name is on this list.
The event is one of the major highlights of the city and it is televised for the ones who failed to make it there.
3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Copacabana Beach is known for being one of the most popular destinations for celebrating New Year.
More than 2 million natives join the celebration. Brazilians pay homage to Iemanja, the goddess of the sea. They blend the African rituals and local culture.
4. London, England
Most of the events take place near the Thames River. The fireworks are launched from the London Eye at midnight; it can be viewed from the nearby locations.
The whole event is telecasted on giant screens in Trafalgar and Parliament squares.
5. Edinburgh, Scotland
They know no bounds while partying. There are music acts and dancers performing the traditional ceilidh dancing throughout the streets.
There are activities like run down the Royal Mile, a dive in the freezing cold waters of the River Forth, the Loony Dook Parade and a dog-sledding competition that are arranged the very next day.
6. Paris, France
What else can you expect from the city of love? Their celebration is as grand as their reputation.
The whole streets, including the Eiffel Tower are decorated with lights. The natives start to exchange gifts and cards, and the process may continue till the first week of February.
The firework at the Eiffel Tower during the midnight hours is a sight to behold.
7. Vienna, Austria
If you are seeking something different than usual alcohol and radiant dancers, this is something you might enjoy.
They arrange events like dignified balls, classical music concerts and some of the world’s best symphonies are offered on New Year’s Eve.
8. Reykjavík, Iceland
The place sees the daylight for roughly 4 hours per day during the month of December. But this is far from taking their spirit and enthusiasm for the New Year celebration.
Sometimes simplicity is the real beauty.
They begin with community bonfires. People gather around the bonfire and sing and dance. As midnight approaches, crowds gather around local landmarks like Perlan and Landakotskirkja church for the best views of the official fireworks display.