“A rainbow waterfall of fireworks will cascade off the Sydney Harbour Bridge on New Year’s Eve as Australia heralds a new era of gay marriage, officials said on Tuesday…
Sydney is known as the gay capital of Australia and next year also marks the 40th anniversary of its iconic Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
‘This (rainbow waterfall) is a fabulous way to see out 2017 — the year that four out of five Sydneysiders said a resounding ‘yes’ to marriage equality,’ Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said.
Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks — which take 15 months of planning and cost an estimated Aus$7 million (US$5 million) — are billed as Australia’s largest public event.
More than one million spectators pack the harbour front to watch the spectacle and a further one billion people tune in on television.”