Watch Cities Around The World Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018

WORLD NEWS

12/31/2018 12:04 pm ET
From Hong Kong to Sydney, here’s how billions around the world are ringing in 2019.

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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Australia

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

– ITV News (@itvnews) December 31, 2018

Happy New Year πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ’₯πŸ₯‚#SydNYE #NewYearsEve #2019 #NYE pic.twitter.com/Csf1hgJ0vI

– Sydney Opera House (@SydOperaHouse) December 31, 2018

Singapore

Goodbye 2018, hello 2019! Singapore celebrates the New Year with spectacular fireworks at the Marina Bay countdown party https://t.co/SklcKnvCmi pic.twitter.com/eYsqXZqoiL

– Channel NewsAsia (@ChannelNewsAsia) December 31, 2018

Happy new year Singapore! Have a great 2019! πŸŽ‰πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸŽ†#HappyNewYear2019 #NewYear2019 #fireworks pic.twitter.com/x3FFg5HmkR

– AsiaOne (@asiaonecom) December 31, 2018

Japan

Happy New Year Japan! Some spectacular fireworks at Appi Kogen ski resort in Tohoku #2019εΉ΄ #HappyNewYear https://t.co/f6Y5a9kYOu

– Hiroko Tabuchi (@HirokoTabuchi) December 31, 2018

The #NewYear2019 party’s wild at #ShibuyaCrossing in Japan! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚ pic.twitter.com/SdyXhFFChe

– AsiaOne (@asiaonecom) December 31, 2018

Hong Kong

Fireworks light up the sky above Hong Kong for New Year https://t.co/RbxftBDaHV

– Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 31, 2018

Hong Kong brings in the new year with fireworks, lights and music centred on Victoria Harbour#HappyNewYear2019 pic.twitter.com/Rs12Dx4xJj

– BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 31, 2018

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