Read on to see how the world is greeting the New Years 2019 in ways both equally diverse and delightful.
Believers of Afro-Brazilian religions pay tribute to Yemanja, goddess of the sea, during a traditional celebration ahead of New Year’s eve on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A woman holds a traditonal fox mask to have her photo taken at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
Shinto priests walk to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations to welcome the New Year at their school in Ahmedabad, India