The biggest event in Paris was the confusion of the world’s desires for a year. It is called optimistic, “Welcome to the other side.”
From inside A virtual Notre-Dame Cathedral – a revived, revived version of the fire-gated treasure – the city livestreamed a computer-borne concert and light show, with no landmark actually inside the cave, and no crowds outside.
Most have never seen a year now that Europe, like the world, was eager to bid such a good riddance to send – with any fanfare. Vaccines are the first real rays of hope, but Coronavirus is still uncontrolled, with a new version preventing new apprehensions, and much of the continent is under lockdown in some form or the other.
music program? Cancel Crowd and party? Banned. Stay out all night? Don’t even think about it. Across Europe, where Kovid-19 has killed nearly 600,000 people, cities and countries have sent the message that the only acceptable place to spend New Year’s Eve was at home, and that they made enough spectacle to keep people there. Tried to arrange broadcast or online.
“Kovid loves a crowd,” said Professor Stephen Powis, England’s director of medicine at Britain’s National Health Service. “Then please leave the parties for later in the year.”
French President Emmanuel Macron – recovering from his own bout of the virus, in a television address from the सीlysée Palace – said that “the year 2020 ends as it unfolds: with efforts and sanctions.”
In BerlinThe traditional TV broadcast from the Brandenburg Gate ceased without fireworks or a live audience. It is one of 56 popular New Year’s Eve sites around the city that are prohibited overnight in the hope of disrupting outdoor ceremonies by officials who are prohibited. Indoor get-togethers are limited to five adults from more than two homes. The sale of private fireworks, a tradition for the holiday the Germans call Sylvester because it is the feast of St. Sylvester, was banned – although some closed, anyway. The country’s health minister, Jens Spahn, said, “It is necessary that this be perhaps the quietest New Year’s Eve that Germany can remember.”
Instead of its annual outdoor live concert, Rome Substituted Celebrated online, With a series of performances, and a hard-to-narrate event, part concert, part light show and part starring, titled “How to Listen to the Universe in Spider / Web.” Under a 10 o’clock curfew in Italy and a fireworks ban on traditional New Year’s Eve, President Sergio Materella said in his annual address that the epidemic had changed the country, “intensifying the vulnerabilities of the past, chronic inequalities” To grow and to create new ones. “
In Geneva, Fireworks around Lake Geneva (also known as Lake Lemon) were canceled in the city center, and bars and restaurants were closed, although the ban on private ceremonies was limited to five to 10 people. Was reduced. Many residents of the shanty town had departed for Swiss ski resorts that remained open – to charagin from neighboring European countries who opted to close their slopes to prevent further spread of coronoviruses.
In London, Big Ben, was largely silent as the renovation of its Clock Tower in recent years was to be ringed 12 times at midnight, one of the few major moments in a country where major ceremonies were canceled. For most Britons, living together with someone outside their own homes was forbidden, a rule supporting a fine of up to £ 1000 or more than $ 1,300.
Madrid Reduced their curfew for the night from midnight to 1:30, which would normally be counted quickly for a night in Spain, but the traditional gathering in Puerta del Sol Square was canceled. People were asked to eat as much of the New Year’s Eve grapes as possible at home, while watching programs on TV and not gathering in groups of more than six.
And in Paris, The only people who roam the Champs-लीसlys – where just a year ago, around 300,000 people gathered for a giant fireworks display – Some of 100,000 police officers were deployed across the country to prevent the mob from gathering. City officials appealed to people to watch a virtual Notre-Dame concert by electronic music artist Jean-Michel Jarre, which depicts ancient and modern, old years and new, epidemics and the event that eradicated this expectation. It would be a message of hope and “a tribute to Notre-Dame, which is weak,” Mr. Jarre told the French media, “like all of us.”