Around two million Brazilians marked and witnessed the arrival of the New Year on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, singing, dancing and watching the annual fireworks show imbued with special factors of the upcoming Olympics.
(Soundbite) New Year Celebrator
“I hope for love, peace and progress in 2016. Rio will be better and embrace all those coming for the Olympics.”
“I hope Brazil to show its power at the Olympics.”
“I hope for perfect Olympics and a chance to watch the games.”
2016 will be a special year to stay in the city’s history, as the Olympics will be held here in August.