It is already 2022 in countries across Asia and Oceania, and in many places the New Year has come quietly due to the corona virus outbreak.
In Asia, parties were canceled or made in smaller editions. In Tokyo, The JapanFor example, celebrations were banned in Shibuya District. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida urged people to wear masks and reduce the number of home visits.
In Thailand, New Year’s Eve is celebrated with fireworks on the Chao Praya River.
On Saturday, January 1, 2022, fireworks exploded on the Chao Praya River during New Year’s celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand. – Photo: Wasan Vanichkorn / AB
In South Korea, the bell-ringing ceremony was canceled for the second year in a row. The government recently extended the rules of social exclusion.
On China Canceled for the holiday season. In Hong Kong, the New Year was greeted with a display of LED lighting on a nearly 70-meter-high panel.
Masked people view firecrackers during New Year celebrations in Hong Kong, China – Photo: REUTERS / Tyrone Siu
In Indonesia, not only was the forecast for the parties, but 11 roads were closed. In North Korea, the Kim Jong-un regime made it a priority to play the national anthem and hoist the country’s flag before the fireworks exploded.
In Taiwan, firecrackers exploded amid rainy weather in Taipei.
Fireworks explode from Taipei 101 building in humid weather during New Year celebrations in Taiwan on Saturday, January 1, 2022 – Photo: Chiang Ying-Ying / AB
New Year’s Eve in Australia. – Photo: REUTERS / Jamie Joy
There was a traditional scene with fireworks near the Sydney Harbor and the city’s Opera House in Australia.
Australians lined up to ensure a good spot to watch the fireworks explode. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said they should enjoy the evening. Watch the video below:
The fireworks display marks the arrival of 2022 in Australia
In countries such as France, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia, fireworks displays do not take place in iconic buildings such as the Arc de Triumph, Big Ben and Petronas Towers, respectively.
There will be an event in New York, but with a limited audience – there will be a crowd of up to 25% of the traditional talent in Times Square where New Year’s Eve parties take place. To enter, one must show proof of vaccination, wear a mask and respect social space.
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