New Year’s Eve: this is how 2022 will be celebrated worldwide – nach Welt

Many New Zealanders go to festivals to dance the night away and see the New Year come.

from Rhythm and Alps, to Auckland Night clubs, lots of people will have a fun night Listen to music, laugh with friends and celebrate the beginning of 2022. Here in New Zealand there are few Covid-19 restrictions for the vaccinated population and companies operating under the vaccination pass.

But all over the world New Year’s Eve looks a little different than at Aotearoa. The ongoing pandemic and rapid spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant has resulted in many events and festivals being canned.

Nightclubs in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are closed and there will be no fireworks over the Champs-Elysées in Paris this year. But the celebrations in New York’s Times Square and Sydney are set to continue. Here’s a look at how the New Year is celebrated around the world.

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* Covid-19: Auckland nightclubs open their doors to dancers as the city moves to Orange
* Omicron: DJ ‘angry’ after losing Rhythm and Alps gig due to close contact
* Rhythm and Alps is partnering with WellSouth to encourage testing
* No New Year celebrations on Coromandel after last year’s riot
* New Years events force Covid-19 cancellations
* New Year’s Eve: Covid-19 cancels fireworks and entertainment in Auckland

Australia

The New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney are expected to start with a bang. Fireworks will explode across Sydney’s skies all evening, and people are encouraged to book tickets to lookouts from where they can see the performances.

Participants are too encouraged Be fully vaccinated, requiring face masks in many situations.

Melbourne’s fireworks are returning this year, but there will be four private “Celebration Zones” for people to watch to keep the crowd in check. abc news Reports.

Fireworks will light up the night sky again in Sydney.

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Fireworks will light up the night sky again in Sydney.

The United Kingdom

Covid-19 cases in the UK have hit record-breaking numbers due to the spread of the Omicron variant. On Friday NZT, the UK recorded a total of 189,213 new cases daily, beating Delta’s high. However, these figures also included the Wales figures, which covered a period of two days.

About 914,723 people have tested positive for Covid across the UK in the past seven days, according to the BBC reported on Thursday.

While New Zealand has a lot of festivals, there won't be any big fireworks in Auckland this year.

While New Zealand has a lot of festivals, there won’t be any big fireworks in Auckland this year.

With the rise in cases, London’s New Years Eve celebrations were canned in Trafalgar Square. Earlier this week, Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the cancellation of the event, which was organized to replace the previously canceled fireworks display that typically draws thousands of visitors to the banks of the Thames, ITV reported.

Despite the cancellation of many major events, pubs and nightclubs in England are open on New Year’s Eve. Some smaller events it goes onincluding a laser display in Newcastle.

All nightclubs in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are closed and very small groups are only allowed to meet in pubs and restaurants. Edinburgh’s famous Hogmanay events are also canceled.

Europe

Paris canceled its traditional fireworks display over the famous Champs-Elysées this year.

No large gatherings are allowed in Germany, with officials restricting New Year’s Eve meetings to just 10 people. Due to the restrictions, there will be no large fireworks events in Berlin and other major cities, but a smaller demonstration and livestream on television.

The traditional New Year's Eve celebrations near the Champs-Elysees in Paris will not take place this year.

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The traditional New Year’s Eve celebrations near the Champs-Elysees in Paris will not take place this year.

In Italy, public events to celebrate the New Year have been banned, concerts and clubs are also closed until January 31 to help contain the spread of the virus.

In Greece, fireworks have been canceled in iconic locations, including the Acropolis in Athens. Officials have also increased Covid-19 restrictions and banned music in commercial locations for New Years Eve, media reported.

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Most states in India have reintroduced Covid measures, including night curfews in some areas, and banned gatherings and New Year cultural events. Bars and restaurants are also reaching their capacity limits.

New York City is getting ready for the New Year by reviving its annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square.

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New York City is getting ready for the New Year by reviving its annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square.

America

New York City’s New Year’s Eve celebrations still take place in Times Square, but they are being scaled back significantly to limit the number of people. Participants must present a vaccination card and wear a mask before viewing the annual ball fall.

The fireworks in Chicago will be in full swing, the organizers say US media it will be “the largest fireworks display in the history of the city and one of the largest in the world”. Celebrations, including fireworks, are also to take place in Las Vegas.

Last year's ball drop in Times Square took place with only a few people in attendance due to Covid-19.  Photo from 01/01/2021.

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Last year’s ball drop in Times Square took place with only a few people in attendance due to Covid-19. Photo from 01/01/2021.

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci that people should avoid large New Year’s Eve gatherings and stick with vaccinated family or close friends at small gatherings, CNN reported.

Hongkong

Hong Kong is hosting a New Years Eve countdown concert with an orchestra, singers and a boy band.

According to media, there are no fireworks and only 3000 people are allowed to gather in an open space for the concert.

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