No matter where you are in the world, the holidays are often the most exciting time of the year. It is during this time that families come together and celebrate in ways that are meaningful to them and their loved ones. Every culture has its own special traditions, rituals, and different reasons to celebrate.
From a hectic Christmas shopping experience in New York City, to a Spring new year with religious symbolism in Iran, to a night at the beach dancing and watching fireworks in Brazil, we’ve found the most unique and exciting holiday celebrations from across the globe. Eight women from different cities share their personal photos documenting holiday traditions, beliefs, celebrations and what their expectations are for the new year!