The world illuminates with New Year Celebrations!Tags :
The world bid adieu to 2016, a year full of political surprises and prolonged conflicts and welcomes the New Year 2017 with full vigor and excitements. The fireworks display and the illuminations of the cities made the people forget everything about what had happened in the past. People from Sydney to Moscow, New York to Berlin gathered to say goodbye to 2016 and to celebrate the brand new year with full excitement.
Pacific islands including Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati were the first to enter 2017 at 10: 00 GMT, followed an hour later by Auckland which was then followed by rest of the countries.
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris was lit up with a colorful countdown and the word "welcome" in dozens of languages. The iconic midnight fireworks display at Sydney Harbour in Australia paid tribute to Prince and David Bowie, two music superstars who died in 2016.
Written by Parbati