"It was a mistake, but we can clarify that we are actually in 2019," said Anna McInerney, responsible for the organization of the event.
In honor of the New Year in Sydney, the most populous city in Australia, there has been a typographical error that expresses the phrase "Happy New Year 2018! & # 39; Has caused to come on one of the masts of the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge. instead of 2019.
Many took this situation with humor. "Oh no, it's 2018 again", he wrote a surfer, while there were also remarks about it they were to the parallels with the movie about Groundhog Day (& # 39; Caught in Time in Spain & # 39 ;, & # 39; Spell of Time & # 39; in Spanish America), a 1993 comedy in which the protagonist Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) returns several times to live the same day.
Anna McInerney, responsible for the organization of the event, indicated that her team did not like the mistake, but they took it with humor. "It takes 15 months to organize an event of this size and scale," he said, quoted by The Sydney Morning Herald. "It was a mistake, but we can clarify that we are actually in 2019," he insisted. "Let's focus on the great things that happened last night, there were no incidents despite a bit of thunder," he said.
At the New Year celebrations in Sydney 8.5 tons of fireworks, more than 100,000 individual pyrotechnic effects and 35,000 comets were used, for an amount of 5.78 million dollars.