This year there will be neither the traditional New Year’s celebrations nor fireworks in the Slovak capital. The Bratislava City Council has scrapped the programme due to the worsening pandemic situation.
“Meeting more people to watch the fireworks would be dangerous to one's health and to people in need as a result of the coronavirus crisis. New Year’s Eve fireworks would also be a bad signal of a waste of city money,” Bratislava’s spokesperson Katarína Rajčanová wrote in a press release. “We therefore recommend welcoming the New Year in Bratislava with only your loved ones, as a sign of your own responsibility.”
30. Dec 2020 at 15:45 | Compiled by Spectator staff