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Here’s what happens when an entire city sets off fireworks at the same time

Everyone wants a little piece of the action.


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Posted on Jan 1, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 8:58 pm CDT

In the U.S., fireworks are typically prohibited within city limits, especially densely populated areas. 

Such is apparently not the case in the Philippines. 

From atop the Gramercy Residences in Manila, the tallest residential building in the country, someone captured every set of fireworks that went off right as the clock struck midnight. And it’s bonkers. 

Big or small, multiple or singular, the Manila’s fireworks combined together to display a truly remarkable celebration—one that Times Square couldn’t hold a (Roman) candle to.

H/T Reddit | Screengrab via amadeusiom/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 1, 2015, 2:11 pm CST