London has called off the New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the consecutive second time when London has to cancel all the fireworks celebrations due to the pandemic.
According to the details, there were no celebrations of New Year’s Eve in 2021 as well. These celebrations are traditionally held on the banks of the River Thames. Every year, over 100,000 people visit the Victoria Embankment show and enjoy the fireworks.
Despite the fact that there is no immediate risk of lockdown, the event has been rescheduled “because of the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 epidemic.” Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s office said in a statement: “Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our world-famous New Year’s Eve display will not be held on the banks of the Thames this year.”
However, London is looking forward to celebrating this delightful occasion in a very exciting way. He went on to say that the city is considering a number of “interesting possibilities” to replace the traditional settings of the show, and that “London will spectacularly welcome the New Year.”
Prior to the pandemic, London celebrated annual fireworks shows that drew a large number of people from all around the world to the London Eye Ferris wheel on the River Thames’s south bank. But due to the pandemic last year, the event was canceled and substituted with improvised fireworks and light shows. Millions of people around the world welcomed the New Year by watching a firework show followed by a light show involving drones on television.
Mayor’s office said in a statement: “Last year’s successful show took place in a slightly different way due to the pandemic, and this year many exciting new options are being considered as part of our New Year’s Eve celebrations in London.” In Trafalgar Square, there will be a celebration, and London welcomes the New Year in a ‘Spectacular way’, a spokesman from the City Hall stated.
This decision was taken after many considerations and London is very careful about the ongoing situation of the pandemic in the world. Though there isn’t any lockdown in part of the UK still, the authorities are alert and carefully analyzing the situation. The Sun stated that a live music concert will take place in Trafalgar Square from midnight to 1:00 a.m., while some online records claim that organizers have limited attendance to under 10,000 people.
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