Well, it’s officially January 1, 2011, supposedly one year closer to doomsday but oh well! Fireworks have been blossoming in the sky as countries around the world are marking the occasion. Millions of people out on the streets or in their homes are marking the occasion by gathering for special events/galas such as the Times Square ball drop or (more) fireworks with family and friends.
The Australians were the first people who kicked off in the year 2011 with a marvelous firework display (yet again!). But before the Australians even started, the people of Kiribati, a tiny island nation, held church services instead of gaping up at the sky as pretty lights exploded.
New Zealanders watched fireworks go off as many sang and danced. People in Taiwan witnessed Taipei 101, Taipei’s tallest skycraper, flare up in fireworks and those in Hong Kong, South Korea and even Vietnam also saw to firework displays marking the beginning of 2011.
Japan also helds its own special New Year celebration with thousands of people tying written dreams and hopes to balloons then letting them go for 2011.
The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building located in Dubai, India, poured out fireworks from every possible outlet it had. Those in Europe, especially Spain, saw to a very robust New Year celebration as parties and joyful gatherings commenced under the light of the whistling fireworks.
Even online the New Year fever showed its presence.
Google put up its New Year doodle for 2011 and countless users in social media including Facebook, Twitter and even Xbox Live greeted each other a happy New Year admist the anticipating atmosphere.
Now finally, 2011 has been officially rung (not before Ryan Seacrest, Willow Smith, the band Train and others made appearances as part of Dick Clark’s Rockin New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest) for a million people from various parts of North America and even overseas as they witnessed the ball dropping in Times Square which set off a deafening din (and a lot of confetti), a pain to the ears in the crowd surely but a pleasure to the heart!
Happy New Year everybody! And hello~ 2011!!
(Cover Photo: Telegraph.co.uk)
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