02/08/2016 03:58 EST | Updated 02/08/2016 05:59 EST

Lunar New Year Photos From Around The World

Millions of people around the world are celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year today.

The spring festival is typically spent feasting and visiting temples with friends and family, and not unlike the western New Year's celebration that takes place on January 1, many cities around the world rang in the Lunar New Year with awe-inspiring fireworks and light shows.

Below are just a few photos that managed to capture the beauty of the Year of the Monkey celebrations.

Beijing, China

A photo posted by Aneta Kosinska (@ankosii) on

Chiang Mai, Thailand

A photo posted by Love and Road (@loveandroad) on

Bangkok, Thailand


Hong Kong

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A photo posted by Nanditha Elango (@thenanditha) on

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Yokohama, Japan

A photo posted by Elise Hodges (@wassailer) on

Penang, Malaysia

A photo posted by A n n a (@anni__mal) on

Melbourne, Australia

The Maldives

A photo posted by Sini (@mssini) on


San Francisco

Manila, Philippines

Las Vegas

A photo posted by Double D (@ddcali) on

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