Another New Year and Travels with Harley

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As another year comes to an end, Travels with Harley would like to thank everyone who has been following our blog since its inception on February 25 2013. It’s hard to believe that we will be heading into our third year on the web.

For the past few weeks Travels with Harley has been sharing Christmas tid bits with you and would like to finish the year off with some little known facts about New Years Eve.

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Every year over a million people, converge on Time Square to watch the ball drop celebrating the birth of a brand new year. More than a billion people watch the event on television.

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The Scottish ring in the New Year with a Canon blast from Edinburgh Castle followed by a massive fireworks display.

Gisborne, NZ, located 496.4 kilometers west of the International Date Lane, is the first large city to welcome in the New Year.

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When London, England celebrated New Years Eve in 2013, a multi-sensory display included candy and LED bracelets that were eaten during the massive fireworks show.

One of the most popular holiday events in Russia is New Years Eve with families listening together to the president’s speech which is followed the Kremlin Clock bells at midnight.

Burj Khalifa

The world’s tallest building, located in Dubai, is the location for the New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza. Skyscraper Burj Khalifa plays host to the most expensive fireworks show on the planet.

One of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the world takes place in Sydney, Australia. Every year the fireworks and music show culminates in a grand finale that is centered on the Sydney Harbor Bridge.

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Now that 2015 has come to a close, it is time to reflect on the year and make plans for the next 12 months and beyond. Travels with Harley certainly plans to take more road trips and feature them in our 2016 blog, who knows, we just may decide to start filming our trips! Oh, and remember, if you have anything to share, feel free to write to Travels with Harley. We love to hear from our readers…until then have a safe and prosperous New Year.