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A massive fireworks display, attended by an estimated 1.5 million people, took place in Sydney, Australia, with some 5,000kg of explosives sent up around the famous harbour bridge.Fireworks were launched from the bridge itself, from boats in the harbour and from buildings around the waterfront.Blue Moon is the term used to the second full moon in a calendar month. It’s an event that occurs every two and a half years but tonight’s blue moon is even rarer. It’s happening right on New Year’s Eve and that’s roughly once in every two decades.

In the French capital, Paris, the Eiffel Tower was illuminated by a pulsating, multi-colour display, described by city officials as "a giant Christmas tree with tinsel". London's spectacular firework display - which began on the final chimes of Big Ben centred on the huge London Eye wheel on the banks of the River Thames.Most New Year celebrations focus on family and friends. It is a time to reflect on the past and envision a future, perhaps, in a world where people live together in harmony.

In the United States we celebrate the New Year on the first day of January but not all New Year celebrations take place on the same day or in the same way! Sometimes this is because people in different parts of the world use different calendars. China and Israel keep a lunar calendar. It is based on the movement of the moon around the Earth. Some countries celebrate in the spring when new crops begin to grow or in autumn when the crops are harvested.

The famous New Year’s Eve ball will descend at midnight at New York's Times Square before an estimated number of one million people. What’s more? There will be Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest to host the spectacular New Year’s Rockin' Eve special show. Also, there would be a live performance by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony to delight event most anticipated by not just Australians but people around the world, had a massive display of fireworks near the harbor bridge that went on for about 12 minutes. A record number of 1.5 million people turned up to witness the celebration.


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