In some countries, they held parties when they celebrate the coming of the New Year. I think, they also have fieworks display but only a few establishments or the government light them up and broadcast it over the television for many people to see the wonderful colors in the night sky.
Here in the Philippines, lighting up fireworks and firecrackers become the tradition of the people. We "borrowed" this idea from the Chinese because they said if people make noise or use firecrackers, they will "drive away the bad spirits". Ever since in time in memoriam, Filipinos use firecrackers and fireworks during New Year's Eve.
It is fun to see the beautiful colors at night but sometimes it can be a nuisance especially when they light up a firecracker during the day when people are still on the streets to tend to some errands. Sigh....
Well, what can I do with them? Me? I just pray that nobody, and also myself, won't be harmed by those things.
Happy new year to all of you! :)