Sky Tower fireworks welcome 2018 with a bang

01 January, 2018, 04:00 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • 12_31_Australia

Auckland in New Zealand has become the first major world city to welcome 2018.

Fireworks light up Marina Bay near the Merlion ahead of the New Year in Singapore December 31, 2017.

Fireworks lit up the sky above Sydney Harbour, highlighting the city's New Year's celebrations.

Many Japanese are celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Dog in the traditional way of praying for peace and good fortune at neighborhood Shinto shrines, and eating New Year's food such as noodles, shrimp and sweet black beans. The artist collects wishes from people and integrates them in his work that will be displayed during New Year's Eve celebrations in front of Cologne's most famous landmark.

Spectacular fireworks have lit up the skies in Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere in Asia as revellers rang in 2018. In the meantime, Japan's Buddhist temples will have celebrated the new year striking their gong 108 times at midnight, in an effort to expel 108 types of human weakness and prepare for new beginnings.

Australians welcomed 2018 with a rainbow-themed fireworks in Sydney.

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong, China January 1, 2018. Authorities throughout China were also on high alert for stampedes or terror attacks at large public gatherings.

The year 2018 is all set to take over India and as we are eagerly waiting to welcome the New Year, several parts of the world have already hailed next year.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will have every officer working Sunday, while the Nevada National Guard is activating about 350 soldiers and airmen.

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