A new year is certainly a time to celebrate. Another year has passed, and whether it was good or bad, there is a brand new one to offer a fresh, new start toward reaching goals and experiencing new healthy and prosperous opportunities.
As the clock strikes midnight on the calendar year, people around the world spend the time with people they love, reflecting on the past year and being hopeful for the new one. Of course, the world also puts on quite a display with fireworks shooting from iconic settings like the Sydney Opera House, London's Parliament and New York CIty's Time Square, famous for its Swavorski crystal ball drop countdown.
But there are many more traditions for celebrating a new year, including those who celebrate with a different calendar. Here is a look at festive New Year's celebrations and traditions enjoyed around the globe.