Salvador de Bahia's New Year celebration is the biggest in Brazil, which is a country that knows how to party. Traditionally celebrated with participants dressed in white and lighting votive candles on the beach, flowers are tossed out to sea in homage to Yemanjá, goddess of the salt waters. The entire beach is packed with revellers in the hours leading up to midnight, when an impressive fireworks show is set off. This is followed by music concerts from some of Brazil's top artists.
Venue: Farol da Barra
Date: 31 December 2012