Happy New Year

London’s world famous New Year’s Eve fireworks were spectacular. The moment Big Ben struck midnight, 12,000 fireworks were set off from the London Eye on the south bank of the Thames to create a breathtaking display of gold, silver, and colored showers and glittering trails across the skies. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, had […]

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Christmas light show

This year’s christmas light show at Kew Gardens was their fifth and their largest. It featured over one million glittering lights with matching seasonal music. The route included favourites from previous years, such as the much-loved light show at the Palm House, but new areas were added to the route, with the Sackler Crossing and […]

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Diwali : the brightest festival in India — Brown Girl on a budget

We all love festivals. it is more exciting if we know the history of the festival 🙂

What do you LOVE most about festivals and spending money?

I’m so excited!! These 5 days mark the series of biggest festivities in India. Diwali is celebrated for the triumph of good over evil and knowledge over tolerance. Lets keep all the marvelous mythological stories aside, because I’m no expert on those. Here, I wanted to show you a glimpse of what all goes into […]

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The history of new year ball

Portsmouth, England 1829 British sailing ships use Chronometer navigate time it wasn’t working properly. Later they use ball for time.

The first New Year’s Eve Ball dropped from a flagpole  in 1907 to rally attention to the new New York Times building. Made from iron and wood, the Ball was decorated with hundred light bulbs.

Beginnings (1907–1908) The first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square was held on December 31, 1904; The New York Times’ owner, Adolph  decided to celebrate the opening of the newspaper’s new headquarters, One Times Square, with a New Year’s fireworks show on the roof of the building to welcome 1905.

The current Ball is a whopping and around 11 feet wide.