New Year celebrations - updates

Rappler's latest stories on New Year celebrations


The beat goes on: Fireworks, smoke and tear gas start new decade

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:17 PM

Billions around the world cheer in 2020 after a tumultuous year dominated by demonstrations calling for political revolt and action on climate change

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Revelers at Times Square during the New Year's celebration on January 1, 2020 in New York City. People began celebrating New Year's Eve at Times Square in 1904, in 1907 the New Year's Eve Ball made its first descent from the flagpole at One Times Square. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images/AFP David Dee Delgado / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

WATCH: The Pinoy dragon

Feb 17, 2018 - 2:47 PM

Every Chinese New Year, a makeshift dragon makes its way through Ongpin Street

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach, Marlon Stockinger celebrate New Year in Hawaii

Jan 02, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Happy New Year from Hawaii 2017 will be just as good Pia says

PNP hails DOH for #IwasPaputok success

Jan 01, 2017 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED The number of fireworks related injuries is 60 lower than the 5 year average from 2011 to 2015

'RESOUNDING SUCCESS.' PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa is happy that the number of firecracker-related injuries was minimized this year. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Ubial: EO on firecracker ban will help deter indiscriminate firing

Jan 01, 2017 - 4:04 PM

DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial also says once President Rodrigo Duterte signs the proposed Executive Order authorities would be able to regulate the use of firecrackers and reduce injuries

INJURED. Doctors and nurses at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Centre in Manila attend to victims of firecrackers during the New Year revelry on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Istanbul attack revives terror jitters in New Year

Jan 01, 2017 - 1:46 PM

People around the world gathered to kick start the new year but attacks during celebrations in Turkey and Iraq serve as a reminder of the constant threat of terrorism

World parties to ring in New Year despite terror jitters

Jan 01, 2017 - 7:24 AM

Revellers cram into major cities to celebrate New Year with security tightened amid fears large crowds of people could present a target for extremists

NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS. Revellers take photos of a fireworks show displayed on the Arc de Triomphe monument, from the Champs-Elysees avenue as part of the New Year celebrations on January 1 , 2017 in Paris. Photo by Olivier Morin/AFP

DOH: 839 injured in New Year revelry

Jan 04, 2016 - 7:02 PM

Most firecracker related injuries are in Metro Manila

INJURED. A Filipino woman (L) waits for medical personnel as a reveler (C) injured from a firework accident rests at a government hospital during the celebration of New Year in Manila, Philippines, January 1, 2016. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

At least 458 fireworks-related injuries in 2015 – DOH

Jan 02, 2016 - 1:50 PM

An environmental watchdog also urges the government to declare an all out war against the piccolo the banned firecracker responsible for 78 of the injuries

FIREWORKS OVER FIRECRACKER. Still emphasizing its call for a total ban on firecrackers, the Department of Health wants Filipinos to celebrate the new year in the future by just watching public fireworks display. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

New Year trash in Manila: 'Totally unacceptable'

Jan 01, 2016 - 10:05 AM

EcoWaste Coalition says the holitrash after the New Year revelry can make one s stomach turn

POST-NEW YEAR TRASH. Street sweepers clean some of the garbage left following the New Year celebration in Luneta Park on January 1, 2016. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

Dec 31, 2015 - 10:47 PM

3rd UPDATE Celebrations are muted in many European cities while countries reeling from other disasters are rekindling New Year spirits

Youth suffer most of PH's 730 fireworks-related injuries

Jan 03, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The Philippines Department of Health says 65 of those who were injured while welcoming the New Year are between 5 and 20 years old

FIRECRACKER INJURIES. A Filipino reveler injured from a firework accident is rushed to a government hospital during celebration of New Year in Manila, Philippines on January 1, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Uber rings in New Year with two million rides

Jan 03, 2015 - 8:07 AM

Use of Uber through the night hits a peak of 58 rides reaching their destinations a second according to the San Francisco based startup

UBER. Uber signage in front of their headquarters in San Francisco, California, USA, 14 November 2014. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

New year fireworks-related injuries now at 593

Jan 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED The number of cases is still lower compared to the tally in the same period last year

MORE VICTIMS. Filipinos injured from a firework accident queue for treatment inside a government hospital in Manila. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

New Year firework-related injuries drop by 39% – DOH

Jan 01, 2015 - 2:36 PM

The Department of Health reports 351 fireworks related injuries as of January 1 a figure that is expected to rise until January 5

INJURED. A woman injured from a firework accident is rushed to a government hospital during celebration of New Year in Manila. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

8 tips: How to keep your pet safe on New Year's Eve

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Fumes from fireworks and loud noises may cause stress and injury to pet dogs cats and birds

Rappler Newscast | January 1, 2014

Jan 01, 2014 - 9:04 PM

Nearly 600 injured by firecrackers during new year celebrations Explosions hit Basilan and Cotabato Thousands march in HK to demand full democracy

Dubai dazzles in global 2014 party

Jan 01, 2014 - 6:58 AM

The Middle East hub was hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ever display pledging to set off more than 400 000 fireworks

DAZZLING DISPLAY. Fireworks explode over Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on January 1, 2014 to celebrate the new year as Dubai kicked off New Year with a dazzling bid for a new world record to cap those the Gulf city state already holds for its mammoth property developments. Photo by AFP

Revelry muted in Tacloban amid global 2014 party

Dec 31, 2013 - 2:30 PM

The world prepares to kick off spectacular New Year parties but in Tacloban typhoon survivors make do with much less

New Year countdown: 50-80 injuries hourly

Dec 31, 2013 - 12:17 PM

As of morning of December 31 the count of those hurt by fireworks or stray bullets has reached 262 already surpassing last year s tally on the same date

FIREWORKS. A woman and man work on building fireworks. Photo by Leanne Jazul

Stray bullet kills 4-year-old on New Year's eve

Jan 01, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Four year old Ranjelo Nemor was killed after being hit by a bullet on his back while playing near their home in Barangay Addition Hills in Mandaluyong City

Global wave of spectacular New Year pyrotechnics ushers in 2013

Jan 01, 2013 - 8:30 AM

Australia kicks off global New Year celebrations with Sydney s traditional firework spectacle

Fire bureau warns vs use of sky lanterns

Dec 31, 2012 - 9:12 AM

The Bureau of Fire Protection said these lanterns usually illuminated by candles or lighted oil alcohol can pose danger when it falls on roofs or any combustible material

People release sky lanterns in Pinghsi, a township in Taiwan's northern Taipei county on February 28, 2010. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK LIN

Fireworks sales up but illegal traders bringing industry down

Dec 30, 2012 - 7:31 PM

Fireworks traders say illegal sellers are to blame for many firework related injuries

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