New-Year-Paris-Fireworks-2015 Through French history, the official start of the new year has varied greatly. In 6th & 7th centuries it began on 1st March. In the Carolingian era it began at Christmas. From 12th century it began at Easter (and Easter was on different date every year as now). Finally in 1564 Charles IX imposed it should be 1st January.
Sydney, Australia New Year Fireworks. Each year our fireworks get better and more extravagant. We have a show at 9:00pm for the younger children and then the midnight show which is glorious. New Zealand starts off first because they r 2 hrs ahead but the Sydney show is considered to be the first to ring in the new year.