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New Year Celebrations Around the World

Cities large and small across the world prepare their own fireworks displays, concerts and other celebrations unique to their communities.
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Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Jan. 1, 2015.
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Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, Jan. 1, 2015.

People release balloons beside the Tokyo Tower to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 1, 2015.
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People release balloons beside the Tokyo Tower to celebrate the New Year during an annual countdown ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 1, 2015.

Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor as celebrating the 2015 new year in Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2015.
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Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor as celebrating the 2015 new year in Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2015.

Pro-democracy revelers carrying yellow umbrellas, symbol of the Occupy movement, chant slogans among the celebrating crowds moments after a New Year countdown event in Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2015.
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Pro-democracy revelers carrying yellow umbrellas, symbol of the Occupy movement, chant slogans among the celebrating crowds moments after a New Year countdown event in Hong Kong, Jan. 1, 2015.

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