The year of the monkey is upon us and people have begun celebrating with decorations and outrageously good-looking food. Chinese New Year actually falls on Feb. 7 (or Feb. 8, depending on where you are) this year but many people are already gearing up for the festival. Here's what that looks like around the world, via Instagram:

Beijing, China:

Vancouver, Canada:


Sydney, Australia:

Manchester, U.K.:

London, U.K.:

Nakhon Sawan, Thailand:

Yogyakarta, Indonesia:

Las Vegas, USA:

Hawaii, USA:

Taipei, Taiwan: