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Seemingly the entire world celebrated the arrival of 2015 the same way Americans do: with bombastic fireworks displays. Those who checked out Snapchat’s New Year’s Eve story were treated to colorful explosions in Brazil, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Scotland, and of course Times Square. But the biggest display of all may have been this incredible video of basically the entire population of Manilla (the biggest city in the Philippines) setting off fireworks at midnight.

As cool as this would be in Boston, it’s kind of a good thing fireworks are illegal here. Not only would thousands of random bursts take away from the unique majesty of the First Night light display, the noise would be terrifying. It’s a safe bet that anyone in Manilla could fire off a full round from an assault rifle and no one would be the wiser.

[h/t Daily Dot]