This year again Rio de Janeiro gave prove why during this time of the year so many tourists prefer to spend their holiday season here.
Even Saint Peter was in a good mood as the heavy rains stopped by 23.00 hours.
According to the police some 2 million people enjoyed the spectacle.
The big surprise this year were the ‘bombas filhotes’, which multiply in the air.
Twenty-four tons of fireworks were fired from 8 pontoons.
The company New Fireworks realised the fireworks against a cost of R$ 1,6 million (ca. USD 600.000).
Early on the tourists as well as the cariocas (inhabitants of Rio) went to the Copacabana beach to enjoy a last dive in the ocean and secure a good place from which they could watch the fireworks. The pontoons, from which the fireworks should be launched, anchored during the afternoon in front of the beach.