People across the globe are ringing in the new year in their unique ways. From spectacular firework displays to attending special prayer sessions and taking part in traditional swims.
Fireworks starts as the New Year is rung in Times Square in New York City, New York, U.S., on Jan. 1, 2016.
In London, performers take part in the New Year’s Day parade on Jan. 1, 2016. This year, the parade marks its 30th anniversary. The ‘Mayor’ balloon is pictured at the New Year’s Day parade on Jan. 1, 2016.
In Bali, Indonesia, people splash each other in a water war festival called Siat Yeh. The festival signifies the purification of mind and spirit on the first day of the new year.
In San Fransisco, California (USA), fireworks light up the sky over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the city skyline as part of New Year celebrations on Jan. 1, 2016.
Worshippers pray for good luck during their first visit of the year to the Hie Shrine on Jan. 1, 2016.
People celebrate in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza on Jan. 1, 2016.
People gathered to celebrate the last evening of the year 2015 and to welcome the New Year 2016 at Juhu, Mumbai.