Below is a short video from our vantage point
|A little taste... this was everywhere you turned.|
|People on the roof below us setting off fireworks.|
There is one other old tradition that is practiced in Naples on New Years Eve. The Neapolitans believe that when the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve they are to get rid of anything they don't want to carry into the new year. While this is a good train of thought, the Neapolitans throw things they don't want out of their windows into the streets, no matter how big. People have actually been injured and even killed because small ovens and refrigerators were flying down from above and hitting them. The streets in the downtown area become so littered with everyone's old stuff that cars cannot move for hours, since seemingly everyone has something they want to get rid of. If you are ever in Naples on New Years Eve either go to an open plaza, a roof, or stay inside!
|Our somewhat safer contribution to the window tradition!|
|Martin, Sera, Kamalan, Ashley, baby Ava, me, Jon|
|The NYE chefs!|