Renxkyoko Iglesias here, wishing you all a Happy New Year ! !
As the title says….. to see how the Philippines welcomes the new year, click on the video. ( you can start at 2:12, I think that’s 11: 55 PM )
And it’s not some government – sponsored spectacular fireworks display……. anyone with a pocketful of change can buy fireworks and shoot them up on New Year’s eve. The one on the video is just a small area of Metro -Manila. The fireworks on the ground are worse. The Judas belt….. sheesh .
My own father would start buying firecrackers ( yep, also that Judas belt ) in September. * shakes head *
Even though there are so many injuries , the government can never make this illegal….. it’s like making eating adobo illegal, too.
By the way, international flights going to the Philippines are cancelled on New Year’s day. ….. the haze over Manila is deadly for arriving planes.
Over here in the US, we can hear a pin drop on New Year’s eve. It was a culture shock on our first New Year’s eve in the US.
Oh, well. Happy New Year, everyone. And to my Filipino readers, be safe.