Filipinos traditionally usher in the New Year with fireworks. Firecrackers are officially banned but sky rockets are not.
These are all rocket explosions. The barrage was most intense between 11:45 pm (of the old year) until 12:30 am.
Rockets were launched from makeshift launch pads.
On the other side of the Village
Distance to the explosions — about 350 meters. Rockets were exploding on the other side of a shallow hill.
Different explosions caught in the air.
Interesting colors, patterns and shapes, don’t you think? 🙂