Sydney Gets The Year Wrong This New Year

Oops: Sydney’s Dazzling New Year Fireworks Marred By The Wrong Year

Being of the first cities in the world to usher in the New Year, the city of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia, never fail to celebrate this occasion with some visually spectacular pyrotechnics. This year is no different. In fact, this year, Sydney’s dark skyline was lit by a record amount of fireworks – some $5.8 million worth and 500 kilograms (1,102 lbs) more explosives over the previous – that lasted for a whole 12 minutes, and boy, was it a sight to behold.

It was a visual treat to welcome in the New Year. Everything was cool until a celebratory graphic and message was beamed onto one of the iconic The Coathanger’s pylons and the message read “Happy New Year 2018!”. At that point, Sydney and the some 1.5 million revelers were momentarily zapped back to 2018. Not literally, of course. It was one hilarious moment which no one will forget anytime soon.

In case you weren’t there, here’s a 3-minute highlight video of Sydney’s $5.8 million fireworks:

Fun fact: The first countries to see the new year, or any new day for that matter, are Samoa and Kiritimati (Christmas Island), part of Kiribati.

Image: Destination NSW.

Source: Channel NewsAsia.