Celebrate New Year 2017 in style, where 100,000 fireworks explode in the sky, people dance to insane music around a magnificent natural harbor on a cold winter night and wait for the clock to say 12.00! Everyone anxiously waits for New Year eve with hopes of a new beginning and better experiences! So those of you who believe 2017 is your year, plan a weekend getaway to some of these places where New Year is celebrated as a festival:
Distinctively known for its European charm, Gdansk is an ideal destination to celebrate New Year. With colorful facade all over the city and spectacular display of fire works, you will have the time of your life. According to the Polish tradition, the more you eat, the better. Seemingly the Polish believe in eating as much as you can for a better and prosperous New Year. Thus what better than enjoying savory and delectable Polish cuisine and a stroll amidst the city that poses as a dream like sequence!
Another ideal location to enjoy New Year celebrations at its fullest is Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. The New Year festivities in Edinburgh, known as ‘Hogmanay’ is started with the spectacular Torchlight Procession. This event brings together people from all over the country, to carry a torch light for charity. This illuminates the whole city in peace and harmony for the New Year to come. The eve is then culminated after a fire work finale. There are New Year street parties, out door concerts and a traditional Celtic party for everyone to participate. At midnight you can watch around 100,000 fire work display near Edinburgh Castle creating a magical atmosphere, perfect to witness with your loved ones.
One of the best places to spend New Year Eve, Stockholm, Sweden lights up every year with a display of fireworks. The street ensues with people blowing party trumpets and singing to their hearts content. The shops remain open till 4 or 5 am sharing merriment and dazzling nightlife for all to enjoy. Witness the live broadcast of the whole night exclusively shown in the Skansen open-air museum. Be a part of a unique New Year tradition where, as the bells chime, a verse of British Poet Lord Alfred Tennyson is solemnly sung by the Swedes to promote peace and harmony.
Hong Kong is one of the top most visited tourist destination. The place welcomes visitors with an iconic skyline where colorful traditions thrive and are celebrated in full enthusiasm. Every New Year the sky dazzles with a display of fire works that goes on for hours near the famous Times Square shopping mall. However, be sure to witness the dazzling finale where a pyrotechnic dragon dances across the sky. Other festivities include paying homage New York, where a replica ball drop takes place in Victoria Harbor. You can also revel in locals partying on roof top and boats creating one of the best and most enjoyable atmosphere.
Travel to Lisbon, Portugal to witness one of the unique New Year traditions celebrated in full enthusiasm. On the New Year Eve people gather around and initiate the ritual of raisin eating. In this annual tradition people eat 12 raisins that signify 12 months, and it is believed if you eat them all and have money in your back pocket, good luck and wealth will ensue all year around. Besides thousands of people taking part in the ritual, you can witness the beautiful fire work display and public squares blaring music in full volume to people dancing in merriment.
Istanbul is undoubtedly an epitome of beauty. This beautiful place artfully blends two continents, Europe and Asia and is one of the most visited tourist destination. where New Year Eve is celebrated in full vigour. Visit the banks of Bosphorus where you can see water gleaming and reflecting the fireworks that lights up the sky. Other festivities to witness is the colorful street parties, river cruise and people dancing on rooftops.
Last but not the least, Fairy Meadows Gilgit Baltistan is where you will experience your New Year your way. With peace and quiet in the mountains of Gilgit, with Nanga Parbat making the view extraordinary, right at your back, Fairy Meadows is the place where you can celebrate your new beginning in the most pleasant way with bonfire, sky lanterns and fireworks, and only a limited number of people, dancing to the music and enjoying live barbecue in the middle of the alpine forests and mountains. Bookings are open!
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