Victoria Zidwick a RoamRight Blog Author

Celebrating New Year’s Around the World Like a Travel Expert

It is time to celebrate! A new year is upon us, and it is going to be your best year yet! Why not end last year – and start this year – doing something you’ve never done before?

Over the years our travel experts have compiled tips and shared their stories on spending New Year’s in different places. Maybe one of them will end up on your list for next year!

Spending New Year’s in a Big City

How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris:

“While Paris is magical any time of the year, the celebrations on New Year’s Eve tend to be more subdued than other spots around the globe.”

How to Spend New Year’s Eve in New York Without Going Crazy:

“Times Square is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in the entire world. During the celebration, close to a million people flock to Times Square to watch the ball drop and ring in a brand new year.”

Top Places to Spend New Year’s Eve:

“Ringing in and celebrating the beginning of a new year is a tradition celebrated in nearly every culture around the world, even when the holiday falls on a different calendar or at a different time of year. There's something about the idea of a new beginning that makes people want to take note and celebrate.”

Great Firework Displays Around the World:

“These are some of the most beautiful and greatest firework displays from around the world. If you happen to be in any of these destinations to witness the show in person, I can assure you you'll be in for a show you'll never forget.”

A Different New Year’s in China

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Hong Kong Disneyland:

“Chinese New Year is one of the most important events in Chinese culture and, not surprisingly, it's a big event at Hong Kong Disneyland as well.”

Traditional Foods for Chinese New Year’s:

“The Chinese New Year holiday is also called Lunar New Year, which coincides with the start of the lunar calendar. The celebration typically lasts for 15 days, with family reunions, traditional feasts, New Year Eve parties, and the exchange of red envelopes. In predominantly Chinese cities, you'll find extravagant lantern festivals at the end of Chinese New Year, signaling the end of the holiday.”

Note: Available plans and coverages may have changed since this blog was published.

About the Author

Victoria Zidwick

Victoria Zidwick, a RoamRight Blog Author RoamRight's Marketing Communications Specialist, Victoria Zidwick, has worked in the travel insurance industry for more than five years. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and has a handful of international travel experiences.Victoria's travel experiences have changed in recent years, as her family grows and she is learning the ins and outs of traveling with children. Connect with Victoria on LinkedIn or follow her onTwitter or Google Plus.

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