Here are some of the ways people in ten different countries celebrate the start of the new year.
Eat twelve grapes at the twelve chimes of midnight.
Smashing plates outside their neighbor's doors.
White 'wishing spheres' are released into a river with written hopes for the coming year.
Dive into a frozen lake to plant a tree.
Throw old appliances out of their windows.
Turn their time wheel in Budapest as it runs out to mark the start of the new year.
Start a bonfire with their Christmas trees and set of a large display of fireworks.
Wear red underwear.
Make a wish as they throw white flowers into the sea.
Hang an onion on the front door to symbolize rebirth - and then wake up their kids the next morning by hitting them on the head with it.