On New Year’s Eve many of you will celebrate with Champagne, dancing and kissing your loved ones when the clock strikes Midnight. Have you ever thought about what happens around the world? January 1st may be the beginning of the New Year in the Western hemisphere thanks to the Gregorian calendar but some cultures believe the New Year takes place at a different time altogether.

The Chinese New Year is in late January or early February and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year is in the Autumn, whilst other cultures follow the Julian lunar calendar and celebrate in mid-January.

How people start off a brand new year varies regionally from country to country, although many include an amazing fireworks display! What a way to start the New Year off as husband and wife!