New Year’s Eve in Ireland is celebrated with a big bang with sky-filled fireworks displays and the night sky lights up with a brilliant show to ring in the new year.
Iceland is one of the coolest destinations to welcome in the New Year, especially in its charming capital city, Reykjavik. The traditional fireworks displays put on for the people, by the people, makes it one of the most spectacular New Year’s displays in the world.
Icelanders ceremoniously start off their New Year’s Eve with a grand family meal. Then, just before midnight, they flock to the streets to shoot fireworks. At midnight on New Year’s Eve, Reykjavik becomes a firework war zone amidst the champagne and kisses. Icelanders and visitors gather around their community bonfires to celebrate the passing from old year to new. It is marked by a cozy, informal atmosphere which ends promptly at 10:30 p.m. when everybody hurries indoors to watch Skaupið.
Partying in Reykjavík’s various bars and nightclubs after midnight is out of control. Reykjavik is an ultimate party destination as the night clubs and bars remain open till 5 am and most locals and tourists will descend upon the downtown bars and clubs for a night of blissful celebration. And if you’re lucky, you’ll get invited to one of the many house parties on New Year’s Eve.
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