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Fiji, New Zealand ring in New Year 2015 with a bang
Wednesday December 31, 2014 7:06 PM, ummid.com News Network

The New Year's Eve celebrations have officially begun as Fiji and New Zealand welcomed 2015 in style with firework displays that set the bar high for the rest of the world.

2015 New Year

The wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of New Year's revellers, with hundreds of thousands of people making the most of the celebrations across the country. A giant clock on Auckland's landmark Sky Tower structure counted down the minutes until the new year, with fireworks launching from the tower, according to the New Zealand Herald.

Australia is next, where the iconic Harbor Bridge in Sydney will light up in a spectacular fireworks display. Cities across India have also planned new year eve parties with Mumbai's landmark Gateway of India and New Delhi's India Gate serving as traditional spots to ring in the new year.

Thousands of have already started the festivities in Sydney, Australia, where 1.6 million people are expected to fill the famous harbour to see the fireworks display, the Daily Mail reported.

More than 10,000 aerial fireworks, 25,000 shooting comets and 100,000 pyrotechnic effects will be used during the annual Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve show.

Hundreds of umbrellas and tents began popped up on Sydney's Blues Point early Wednesday morning as people settled in to wait for the symphonic light display, with huge queues forming overnight to secure a prominent view.

While much of the evening will be dedicated to celebrating, floral tributes to Martin Place siege victims Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson are planned amid the evening's fireworks.

The tribute will appear on the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge three times on Wednesday night, when seven tonnes of fireworks will be let off to illuminate the night sky.

In US, New York will drop its Waterford crystal ball at midnight while in the west, Sin City will be celebrating the new year with snow.



 

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