People in the Philippines set-off fireworks to mark the end of the year and to welcome the new start. The noisier, the merrier it is. Night sky was alive with the crackling noises of whistles, honking of car horns, ringing of bells, flashing of cellphone lights is done traditionally every year to drive away evil spirits.
Crowd gathered at Eastwood to witness the 2014 countdown. It was a midnight noise to wake up everyone and be merry for the New year 2014. Tourists from all over the world came to celebrate and witness how the year ends. American Idol Jessica Sanchez is back in the city to perform and lead the New year countdown to 2014 with other local performers; Bamboo, Mitoy to name a few. Fireworks display draws thousands of people from different nationalities; Koreans,Indians, Turkish and many more. I was there to document the whole event. With the loud sounds and noises, I’m sure no bad spirit will stay alive, only good would be left around.
Here’s some shots taken during the countdown to 2014
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Lots of people taking pictures of the delightful and sparkling fireworks display that filled the night sky.
Beautiful hands upward! Full of people taking pictures.
Flying balloons! Clusters of white balloons set off above the sky.
Fireworks showering to brighten the night sky.
It’s year 2015 now and again, looking forward to another loud noises soon to end the existing year. ”Happy New Year Everyone!