Auckland/Sydney: Several countries from corner to corner of the globe ushered in the New Year with much trumpet blast as the world bid adieu to 2018. New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, South Korea, Japan and parts of Russia welcomed 2019 with wonderful fireworks and blissful celebrations held. In New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland, scores of revelers gathered to ring in the New Year around Sky Tower, with stunning fireworks bursting from the pick of the 1,076-foot building.
Worth mention here authorities have permitted partygoers in Auckland to make as much noise as they want as the police have promised not to attend to any noise complaints during those meticulous hours. Meanwhile, parts of Australia, including its capital Sydney, also celebrated the New Year, with revelers witnessing a superb show of fireworks at the Opera House.
Revelers did not let the thunderstorms in the evening moisten their spirits as thousands thronged to witness the astounding show of fireworks at the harbour in Sydney. Remarkably, Samoa has the distinction of being the first nation to welcome New Year 2019. What’s more appealing is that American Samoa, which is just an hour’s flight away from Samoa, will ring in the New Year approximately 12 hours later due to the time difference.
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Fireworks display at The Opera House in Sydney on January 1, 2019.
Fireworks display at Sky Tower in Auckland on January 1, 2019.
Fireworks display at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on January 1, 2019
Fireworks explode in front of Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia during New Year's Day celebrations.