The welcome of a new year is the perfect time to meet new places with a festive atmosphere. That is why some places in the world have special celebrations that attract the attention of tourists from all over the world .
New York, Tahiti, Madrid. / Photos: Pixabay
LatinAmerican Post | Juliana Suárez
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Here we present some of the most iconic places in Latin America and the world to receive the new year and start it as it should.
1. New York
The welcome of the new year in Times Square, New York is undoubtedly iconic. Hundreds of thousands of tourists gather in the streets of the most commercial site in the city and there is a magnificent event that features artists and celebrities. The event in New York revolves around the fall of a ball of colored lights at the tip of the central building of the place, which announces the arrival of the new year.
The presentation of 2020 will feature the presentation of the renowned Miss Universe presenter, Steve Harvey, as well as various events with celebrities such as actress Lucy Hale and the presentation of Alanis Morrisette and CNCO, among others.
In addition to attending the event in Times Square, New York is also an epicenter of the celebration and around the city there are hundreds of events, from jazz bars to gala parties.
The Spanish capital hosts one of the largest New Year's events in Europe in an iconic clock that receives exactly every year.
The Puerta del Sol clock becomes the scene of the celebration, where thousands of tourists and television media arrive every year to wait for it to mark 12 o'clock. The entrance to the celebration is free, you just have to make sure you are ready and on time to find a place and wait for the bells that announce the arrival of a new year.
Chile is one of the most festive places in Latin America to receive the new year. The beach of Valparaíso, in addition to being a usually tourist and festive place, every year becomes a party epicenter on December 31.
The place, in addition to receiving thousands of tourists from all over the world on the beach, has one of the largest pyrotechnic shows ever seen before. The light show is the most attractive, because added to the beach and festive atmosphere, it becomes the perfect stage to end a year and start a new one. According to LATAM, the show lasts about 20 minutes and has more than 35,000 shots.
The island of French Polynesia is one of the places in the world that receives the new year (GMT-10) last and its beach party is one of the most important events of the locals. On this day, the inhabitants of the island are responsible for preparing a great festive atmosphere for tourists and New Year becomes the perfect occasion to exalt their culture.
Before receiving the new year in one of the uninhabited beaches of the island, the inhabitants create tours to the most tourist places of the island and make samples of their typical dances to the visitors.
5. Rio de Janeiro
Another great beach party takes place on Copacabana Beach in Brazil. This place is world renowned for having a festive atmosphere all the time, so it is no surprise that receiving the new year in this place is even more special.
The event includes dozens of giant screens to receive the new year, music and stages for presentations. Copacabana receives more than 2 million visitors in this celebration and the special rite has the reception of the new year in the water. Before marking 12, people enter the sea and to the sound of the drums, the attendees jump the waves 7 times and throw flowers to the sea as part of the inheritance of African customs.