a cool idea from regular commenter
Since we commenters live not just in the USA, but also in Europe and Australia and New Zealand (and thatâ€™s just that I know of), wouldnâ€™t it be fun if we would all post a little â€˜happy new yearâ€™ or whatever around our own midnight, so that we can see the new year arrive across the planet?
Yes!! Feel free to add your wishes for the new year! This is a lovely connecting idea! Happy New Year (in advance) – L.
Guess I’m the first. Happy New Year from Sydney, Australia. Beautiful night, nice and clear for the fireworks which have just finished. Hope everyone has a good 2015
Happy New Year from Singapore.
Didn’t see this till this morning.
Happy New Year from New Zealand
Happy new year from the Netherlands
Happy new year from England!
I’m an hour early though but meh.
Central Europe here! Happy New Year from Prague, Czech Republic.
Happy new year from France! Bonne annÃ©e 2015 🙂
Gelukkig nieuwjaar from The Netherlands! 😀
45 minutes late but here is my Happy New Year from Sweden.
Happy new year from Basingstoke, England!
Happy New Year from London
Just saw this post after a night of local live music and fireworks, then a new years day brunch on a lovley summer’s day. Happy New Years from Adelaide – Australia (1pm here at the moment)
Another (slightly belated) Happy New Year from the Blue Mountains, Australia. I’m so glad to be part of this worldwide community of people striving to raise a generation of independent and resilient young adults who have had the chance to immerse themselves in the grand adventure of childhood.
Well, It’s half way through new years day down under. Anyhow HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
3 hours before the new year begins for us in California USA … May 2015 bring you peace, love, and happiness to you and yours.
Happy New Year !!!!
Happy New Year from South Carolina, US!
11:15 here in Wisconsin, USA, but I’m headed to bed. My little one will rise at 7am regardless, so I don’t want to bring too much suffering on myself. Happy new year to all you independent thinkers!
Happy New Year from the U.S. East Coast!
Happy new year from Chicago!!
OOPS! Got caught up in amazing YT fireworks vids and watching a recently discovered “Lockie Leonard” marathon (ask an Aussie) – completely missed the moment!
Do over, Do over!!!
Happy New Year Y’All from Lakemont Georgia USA.
Happy New Year from Arkansas, USA!
Happy New Year from Alaska, USA!
We have a local tradition of commercial fishermen setting off any emergency flares remaining from last year (over the harbor or town, so nobody mistakes them for real emergency signals). You don’t want to keep them around anyway, because they go inert. Then they buy more as soon as the fisheries supply stores reopen. So we just spent 20 minutes watching red lights float down through the night.
Here we light fireworks ourselves. Every year the country shoots a couple of hundred million euro in fireworks up into the sky and smoke. Not bad for people known for their stingyness. I walked home around 2 am and people were making bonfires in the middle of the streets. With the firedepartment circeling the neighbourhood to put out unattended fires and trying to manage drunken stupidity. Everybody was really friendly while,not trying to blow themselves up.
Happy New Year 2015.
I took my four children to Darling Harbour where we saw both the 9pm and midnight round of fireworks. In between the two, I sat on a park bench. They knew where I was sitting and they ran off. Often to my ignorance of their actual location but it was somewhere in the playground that was chock full of children as hundreds if not thousands of strangers walked past the area.
It was a wonderful night. Really good for the kids as they grew up in a town that doesn’t put anything on for young families on NYE. Only boozing so this was excellent for them to experience.
😀 😀 This is even more fun than I thought 🙂
Anyway, unlike the Brits, going for a swim in the winter didn’t get cancelled here (‘nieuwjaarsduik 2015’, new year’s dive), although it is organized by the city so doctors and ambulances are present in case someone gets a heart attack.
Another tradition: a 156 hour radio show! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_2000
@Nadine: It’s more like 65-70M actually… Though we don’t know what was spent on the illegal stuff of course… :-/
I have been up for several nights with a sick baby, so last night I fell asleep on the couch at 8 p.m. The baby is still sleeping, so – Happy New Year from Universal City, TX! *quietly blows celebratory paper horn*
Happy New Year from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Tis the day after New Year’s here now. ..just getting reception back after a camping trip burning our feet at Hot Water Beach ðŸ˜Š. Know I am late and Viv has already said greetings for us Kiwis….but wanted to join in the fun anyway, so happy day after, hope y’all aren’t too hung over ðŸ˜Š
Happy New Year from Texas !!!
Just getting around to reading my favorite blog.
(No, we don’t really talk like that here)
Very late, but happy new year from Denver