At midnight two days from now, the majority of the world will be welcoming 2016 around friends and family, cheering to a Happy New Year with festive food, champagne, parties and fireworks. Although most of the world has now aligned onto the Western Gregorian calendar, a few countries and cultures continue to observe different New Year dates and traditions.

While putting the final touches to your NYE preparations, take a look at the colorful, boisterous, or spiritual ways other populations will enter their own new year:

Chinese New Year Dragon Parade
Chinese New Year Family Meal
Seollal Korean New Year Family Reunion
Tibetan New Year Losar Festival
21 Stunning Photos Of New Year Celebrations Around The World
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Camille Poiré
Camille lives and travels around the world as a freelance writer and editor.
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