No, the above isn't an image from Canada, but from some weather-hardy Chinese university students in China.
As for celebrations in the Middle East, it seems that the festivities in Dubai captured the imagination of most photo editors.
However, the image below, from Baghdad's Firdous Square, is a reminder of human resilience in the face of ongoing difficulties, and why celebrations are important beyond their fun aspect. They help to normalize life, provide occasions for better spirits, and for joining in positive feelings with family, friends, and neighbours. This is part of the stuff of resilience.
Now, the one below is from Canada:
A Happy New Year,
and a 2015 Full of Blessings,
Please share how you spent the New Year. Mine has been very pleasant, but very quiet!