Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve Celebrations: Happy New Year, 2016!

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New York
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San Francisco
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BBC News, 1/1/16, "New Year: Celebrations mark start of 2016," with photographs, and fireworks show videos:  around the world 2:27 minutes; and from  London, 11:31 minutes.

"Earlier, European cities ushered in 2016 - despite heightened security measures in some countries - along with parts of the Middle East and Africa.
In Japan, people released balloons by Tokyo Tower, while South Koreans celebrated with traditional bell-ringing.
Revellers in Australia and New Zealand were among the first to welcome 2016.
Crowds counted down at Auckland's Sky Tower in New Zealand, with a laser show and fireworks display. Fireworks also lit up Sydney harbour in Australia.
In London, more than 100,000 people watched the fireworks display by the River Thames with thousands of extra police officers on duty.In the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, the traditional Hogmanay party received a New Year message from British astronaut Tim Peake who was broadcasting live from the International Space Station.

In Berlin, fireworks were held at the Brandenburg Gate, with one million people estimated to have attended the countdown. The celebration took place as police in Munich warned of a planned terror attack and asked people to avoid crowds.

<div class='meta'><div class='origin-logo' data-origin='~ORIGIN~'></div><span class='caption-text' data-credit='AP Photo/Vincent Yu'>Revelers enjoy themselves during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Hong Kong's Lan Kwai Fong, Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.</span></div>
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In Paris, the traditional fireworks display was cancelled to be replaced by a five-minute video performance at the Arc de Triomphe just before midnight. The screening was relayed on screens along the Champs-Elysees.The city's mayor, Anne Hidalgo, said the video was intended to send "the world the message that Paris is standing, proud of its lifestyle and living together''.  Read more.

Related article, local.  ABC7 news/Katie Marzullo and Tiffany Wilson, 12/31/15,"People begin pouring in for San Francisco New Year's Eve Celebration." " SAN FRANCISCO (KGO). Security is being beefed up in the Bay Area for tonight's New Year's Eve celebrations. No parking signs and barricades are up along the Embarcadero where at least 200,000 people are expected to catch San Francisco's big fireworks show at midnight. These just some of the preparations to keep people who want to watch the fireworks safe. If weather permits, we'll be streaming the fireworks live on Check back here to watch live!" 

Related articles, world.  This year. Huffington Post/Paige Lavender/Chris McGonigal,12/31/15, "See all the incredible New Year's celebrations around the world." Last year. Huffington Post/Andrew Hart, 1/1/15, "Amazing photos of New Year's celebrations around the world."

Note photographs. New York, 2016 by iStock from Traveller, Au,"New Year's Eve celebrations around the world: Best cities," #1 city named for fireworks: Dubai.  San Francisco/Pinterest from She Knows/Maria Mora. London fireworks from BBC, 1/1/15,YouTube, 11:24 minutes, it's noisy.  Hong Kong celebrators from  ABC7, 12/31/15.  Ballons by Kazuhiro Nogi/Getty images from the related Huffington Post, 12/31/15 article (above), "People release balloons to celebrate the new year at the Prince Park Tower in Tokyo on Jan. 1, 2016. More than 1,000 balloons were released, carrying with them new year wishes." Toronto face page form New Year's Eve live stream. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for this post I would have never known it was New Years.

Anonymous said...

7:14-- Did you know there was also a New Year's Eve last year around this same time? Thankfully there's a link to photos from 2014 otherwise I'd never have believed it!

Anonymous said...

Listen, there are only so many news stories about P-Town that you can rip off from other blogs and newspapers before the ol' F Pacifica finally has to come up with original content. This what you get. Says something, eh?

Anonymous said...

Pacifica lives up to it's reputation and nickname:


Anonymous said...

Wrong. Pacifica's official nickname is:


Anonymous said...

I've heard this "Hayward by the Sea" moniker a few times before.
Is it true? What does it mean?

Anonymous said...

Haywierd has business and commerce.

Anonymous said...

741 It could mean Fix Pacifica has its very own Sybil.