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New Orleans, USA
If it’s Mississippi, can a trumpet blast be far behind? Enjoy the local music that accompanies the fleur-de-lis (a stylised lily) drop by the Mississippi river. On New Year’s Eve, a large baby sculpture—with the fleur-de-lis symbol on its headgear—is lowered from a pole or a building. You can also groove into Jackson Square and Bourbon Street, or take your pick from the wildest balcony parties to an authentic experience of a brass band-filled evening at the French Quarter while tasting crawfish etouffee, a Cajun delicacy.