New Year celebrations around the world

@maximax8 (28559)
United Kingdom
January 1, 2010 5:08am CST
I stayed at home but noticed some lovely things happened in other locations in the world. In my home country there were fireworks happening near to the London Eye. I watched the Sydney fireworks on my laptop. It would be so special to see the fireworks in Sydney next year. Where did New year celebrations happen in the world? Did you do anything where you live to celebrate New Year?
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11 responses
• United States
1 Jan 10
i didn't do anything to celebrate the new year but i had heard the firework outside,people also had gone to church on new years eve.i stayed home on my laptop for the entire holiday,i guess am just that husband is not here in jamaica for me to spend the holiday i spend it being online or on the phone with him,am glad everyone is happy and excited about the new year.i hope this year would be much more better than the previous year 2009.i think there's so much in-stored for us for this new year 2010,i just wanna wish everyone a very happy new year.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
1 Jan 10
I even didn't watch anything, because I was in my bed at 9 PM. I felt tired, having cold for one week and working full time is not easy. I am sure they are going to show and repeat all celebrations again on daily news today. I missed my party I already paid for, but I don't feel sorry about, I get rest and good night sleep. Happy New Year!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Jan 10
I image the ball in Time's Square probably fell just fine since there was no accident in the News Paper this AM. My husband and I went went to a new Chinese restaurant that had a buffet for $5. and change.It was wonderful. Did you get a chance to do anything?
@benny128 (3621)
1 Jan 10
I have family living in melbourne and they had fireworks that my family member recorded and sent over to us as a sort of family movie. Personally we stayed in and watched the london fireworks, wasn't that impressed by japans or china's didn't seem well upto the new year celebration standard. But london's was amazing as it has been for the last few years. The best bit of new year is defo the fireworks around the world and I think sydney and london's are usually always amazing, well they have been last few years.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
20 Jan 10
I celebrated New Year's Eve in the southern part of Denmark. I often go out for dinner on New Year's Eve for instanse at a Chinese restaurant in my local area, but last year my husband, two friends and I wanted to do something different. Our friend had heard about a big New Year party in the southern part of Denmark, and we decided to spend New Year's Eve there. It was a big party, there were more than 300 people, lots of food, nice music etc, and we had a really good time. There were no fireworks, because there are a lot of old houses in that area, and it would be to dangerous to use fireworks.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Jan 10
I was staying with my sister in Melbourne and watched the fireworks from Sydney on TV. They always televise the Sydney ones around the country and not the ones from each individual city for some reason. I am sure that Sydney's are bigger, but being in Melbourne at the time, I would have liked to have seen some of theirs as well. We just had a quiet night watching TV and playing games with the kids. They were happy to get to stay up late this year as last year we sent them to bed after the 9pm childrens fireworks on TV.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
8 Jan 10
I would say new year celebrations happened all around the world where people use the same calendar as us. if not in big cities, then in little families. I didn't really join in the Singapore celebrations, or street parties, but I did spend the eve with some close friends playing Wii. which was fun. :) at the stroke of midnight, i only knew cos there was shouting outside my home.
@giegrace (214)
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
New Year is a special time for all of us. To welcome the new year, many families in my hometown lit fireworks. There were really amazing fireworks display! But most of them didn't last long, some are less than a minute. But there were several of them lighting up the skies on the eve of the New Year.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
2 Jan 10
Me, my husband and his friends with their spouses rang in the new year at the base ment of one of his friend'. It was fun with a lot of music, dance and some great food to company. This was the first time I was celebrating it so well and I felt happy. Before my marriage, my mother wouldnt let me go out , now that I am and free to go, we had a nice time. My first ever new year celebration. I do not watch what was hapening around the world. Havea happy and peaceful new year.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
1 Jan 10
I didn't do anything like this for New Year's Eve, myself. I did go out and eat pizza, though, lol. That was my New Year's Eve celebration. I used to go to the singings every New Year's Eve that they have at Adamsville Church Of Christ. However, that's quite a ways from here. It's between here and Birmingham and I don't have a very dependable car any more. I like to get out and go somewhere every New Year's Eve, myself. Kathy.
@jakill (835)
1 Jan 10
I would have been at my local pub except that I'm still nursing the chest infection that laid me low over Christmas. It was great watching everyone on the box enjoying the festivities in London and around the world, though. And then I looked out of the window at myriads of fireworks lighting up the sky in my neighbourhood.