Celebrated around the world on January 1st, New Year’s Day is an event that attracts much revelry and partying the world over. It is a time of year when people band together regardless of country, class or creed and join hands to face the new dawn and the endless possibilities it will bring. The event is generally marked by lighting fireworks at the magical stroke of midnight as the night sky is lit up with a dazzling array of lights.
Each country however, has special ways to celebrate this occasion. In America, one of the most popular places for festivities is Times Square in New York City where you can countdown the famous ball drop.
In China such major cities as Beijing and Shanghai give you a chance to enjoy a wide range of festivities. Musical concerts which can be witnessed in such venues as the Solana Blue Harbour Shopping Park in Beijing, while not to be missed is taking in cultural performances that can be viewed at the iconic Temple of Heaven.
When in Hong Kong during the New Year make sure to make your way to such areas as Causeway Bay which offer stunning views of the harbour at night. Also worth seeing is the show spectacular known as the Symphony of Lights as well as the pyrotechnics that can be seen on the Two International Finance Centre.
In the capital of Japan, Tokyo, well known celebrations points include Shibuya crossing and Minato’s Zojoji Temple. A distinctive element of the festivities at the Zojoji Temple involves people releasing balloons filled with helium. The balloons generally have a message written with good wishes for the coming year.
A great way to herald in the season is by staying at luxury hotels such as those offered by Peninsula Hotels which offer a truly stylish and sophisticated setting along with the very best in stylish comforts. These five star hotels can be found in key destinations around the world including New York, Beijing, Tokyo and Hong Kong, each offering a truly memorable base where you can come together and share the love with your fellow brother and sister from around the world.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.