January from How to Party Around the World All Year Slideshow

How to Party Around the World All Year Slideshow

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January

Even in January, when New Year's Eve hangovers last a full week, the world's revelers don't rest. Instead, the Bahamas hosts arguably its largest party, Junkanoo, through the night on the first day of the year. A street parade flows through the streets with live music, fantastic costumes, floats, and dancers who refuel on conch fritters, fresh pineapple, and local rum cocktails.

Later in the month, on Jan. 26, Australians celebrate Australia Day, their national holiday, with fireworks, barbecues, sports contests, boat races, music festivals across the country, and classic Aussie eats like pavlova, cookies shaped like koalas, meat pies, and lamingtons.