The fireworks and mass celebrations: the world welcomes the year 2020

the New year is already in Russia. The occasion arrived in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Ussuriisk, Nakhodka, Birobidzhan, Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude, and first met him on Kamchatka and Chukotka. All in all, the New year is welcomed in Russia 11 times — the number of time zones. Completed it in Kaliningrad.

In the world one of the first twenty years of the XXI century met the people of New Zealand. At midnight began the fireworks show in the heart of Auckland. Synchronously flashed the lights over the bridge to the Auckland harbour. And the Golden sky tower for the first time became a platform for laser show and animation.

After the campaign took place in Australia. Despite the catastrophic forest fires, the authorities decided not to cancel the fireworks. Against were almost 300 thousand Australians, they signed a petition — in their opinion, in such circumstances, the fireworks inappropriate. However, the fireworks show in Sydney, which is considered one of the most spectacular in the world, is still held. Fireworks performance above the harbour bridge across the Bay of Port Jackson had been viewed more than a million viewers.

Next year the White rat came in East Asia. In Japan, in downtown Tokyo, has traditionally struck the Gong. And then the large-scale festivals continued at the Shibuya crossing.

Also welcomed the year 2020 in South Korea: thousands of people filled the streets of Seoul. Most walkers gathered at city hall to see and hear the annual call to “peace bell”. It symbolizes the farewell to the outgoing year and with all the bad that year remained.

an hour later the countdown has begun in Beijing. Traditionally, the New year according to the Lunar calendar in China is celebrated on 25 January, but despite this, the Chinese with the world and celebrate it according to Gregorian calendar. To Beijing held a concert, to see who came thousands of people — that city residents and tourists. Bright fireworks also lit up the skies of Hong Kong. Accompanied by pyrotechnias show laser animation.