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New Year in Curaçao

Jürgen Horn and Mike Powell are in Curaçao for 91 days, and arrived just in time for the holidays.  The New Year celebration in Curaçao means fireworks, including pagaras, which are long strings of firecrackers. How long? This one was two kilometers (although they didn’t stretch it out that far)!  

Pagaras are super-loud, super-long strings of fireworks, which are set off all over the city, all day long on New Year’s Eve. At two-kilometers in length, Pietersmaai has one of the biggest, and we watched the whole thing explode, deafened by the noise and choking on the smoke. It was awesome… though it was probably a good thing that we already had a few drinks in us. My ears were still ringing the next day.

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Everyone in Willemstad turned out to see the spectacle. See more pictures and video from the Curaçao New Year celebration, and Christmas, too, at For 91 Days.

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