Published On: Tue, Dec 30th, 2014

New Year in Curaçao – a great experience

vuurwerk-Curacao-Punda1It is that time of the year again. When we have to say goodbye to a great year and welcome a new one. If you are spending it in Curacao, it is a great opportunity to experience our New Year celebrations.

New Year in Curacao is all about fireworks. Daily firework shows start from December 27th. They are extremely busy, but highly social and a lot of fun. Wherever the show is happening, streets get closed off for the show to happen.

Everyone older than twelve, can buy fireworks in Curacao. An opportunity that you might not have in your home country. Firework shops are almost everywhere with a sign that reads “Vuurwerk” (fireworks) and “No Huma” (don’t smoke). There you can find everything from (almost) harmless ones for kids to the dangerous ones for daredevils. So if you’ve never lit a firework before, Curacao could be your first.

Then there is the countdown to New Years in Curacao. Counting down to the New Years is a huge celebration worldwide. In Curacao it is no different. It can be celebrated in different parts of the island. The biggest celebration happens in Willemstad. On New Year’s Eve, Brionplein (Otrobanda) is filled with families that gather to welcome the New Year. Local bands play for the musical ambience and everyone brings their own food and drink. When the clock strikes midnight, fireworks light up the sky. Definitely a unique experience.

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