People the world over are finding festive ways to usher in the 2019 new year, as the Gregorian calendar’s 2018 year comes to a close at midnight on Dec. 31.
Many cities will use fireworks to celebrate the new year with a bang, as people in different countries carry out unique traditions ― from Spain, where they eat 12 grapes as the clock rings out the 12 strokes of midnight for good luck, to Brazil, where those celebrating beachside may run into the ocean’s waves.
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Check out this impressive fireworks countdown on Sydney Harbour Bridge!#SydNYE sets the standard for the rest of the world in #NewYearsEve celebrations https://t.co/p8tRI62nza pic.twitter.com/Q8GmSltqw2
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— Sydney Opera House (@SydOperaHouse) December 31, 2018 Singapore
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— AsiaOne (@asiaonecom) December 31, 2018 Hong Kong
Fireworks light up the sky above Hong Kong for New Year https://t.co/RbxftBDaHV
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