Australia rang in the new year with an estimated 1.5 million attending the awesome fireworks show over Sydney harbor.
This year’s show included a section with rainbow-colored fireworks in honor of the recently passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage.
Although a few couples received special permission to wed early, the official start date for marriage equality down under is January 8.
Australia rings in the New Year with a spectacular display of rainbow-coloured fireworks cascading from Sydney Harbour Bridge, as revellers mark the nation’s legalisation of gay marriage amid tight security. pic.twitter.com/Dw9IY5A7WF
— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 31, 2017
Australia ushers in 2018 with fireworks display over Sydney Harbour Bridge; a rainbow-waterfall effect celebrated recently passed same-sex marriage legislation pic.twitter.com/IH6E4XlFIc— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) December 31, 2017