My daughter and I spent a New Year’s Eve at an AirBnb in the interior of Sri Lanka a few years ago. It was a very wet and foggy night. Our host family went to bed early (!) and so we followed suit. At midnight, we heard a few pops in the distance and then all was still except for the rain beating against the window panes. It was a bit eerie.
Tonight, most of my family is with me in Cancun, Mexico. It’s VERY festive here - and in the 80s (Fahrenheit) with just 3 hours to go until the big moment. I’m sure it will be a LOT louder here than it was in Sri Lanka that year.
Happy New Year!