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Bibi1581 Blog For 12/31/2017: Evening Edition

1…………> World Meeting 2018

05:00 People across the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada are braving the cold weather to greet the new year. In New York, over 1 million people gathered in Times Square to watch the famous “ball drop.” Temperatures dropped to 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12 degrees Celsius)

03:00 Central Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile have just joined South America’s New Year festivities.

02:00 The clocks have struck midnight in eastern Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is full of people cheering the beginning of the new year, while some are celebrating in the shallow waters off the city’s famous Copacabana beach.

00:00 The New Year arrives in Britain, Portugal and the western reaches of Africa. In London, the river Thames hosted the city’s famous New Year’s fireworks display. Meanwhile in Scotland, Edinburgh welcomed 2018 as part of its annual Hogmanay celebration.

23:00 The skies of western Europe are alight as revelers from northern Sweden to southern Italy hail 2018’s arrival.




2…………..> War, Lies, Distortions: 2017

Speaking during the New Year’s Eve prayer service in St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, El Santo Padre said the year had been given “whole and sound” by God but “we humans in so many ways ruined it and hurt it with works of death, with lies and injustices.”

While war was the most obvious sign of “unrepentant and absurd pride,” many other transgressions had caused “human, social and environmental degradation,” he said.




3…………> Happy New Year: NY

Police officers stand guard at the Times Square in New York, the United States, on Dec. 31, 2017. Security measures were tightened for the New Year celebrations in New York. (Xinhua/Wang Ying).




4……………> Happy New Year From

Happy new year,Feliz año Nuevbonne annéeFrohes neues Jahr

felice anno nuovoszczęśliwego Nowego Rokufeliz Ano Novo,

с новым годом, Честита Нова Годинаسنة جديدة سعيدة , שנה טובה

新年快乐 , Maligayang Bagong TaonSelamat Hari Natal.

QlSmaS botlvjaj ‘ej DIS chu’ botlvjaj

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Happy New Year to you all and may the Force be with you.

Bibi1581, Akron, Ohio, USA 🇺🇸 




5…………> Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

As 2017 is about to join eternity and 2018 is rising on the rays of light, let’s pause and remember those who paled in the glow of time, but not in the endless pages of our minds and the heartbeats of our hearts.  Let’s remember their unconditional love for us and our country, and pray that our trials and glories will bless us with eyes to see and the voice to speak their words of wisdom.