It’s already 2022 in countries across Asia and Oceania, and the new year has quietly fallen in many places due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a celebration was marked by fireworks at the iconic Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the tallest building in the world.
Dubai celebrated the arrival of 2022 with fireworks at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building – Photo: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili
In Asia, concerts have been canceled or performed in smaller versions. in Tokyo, in JapanFor example, ceremonies were banned in the Shibuya region. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida urged people to wear masks and limit the number of visits at home.
In Thailand, the New Year was greeted with fireworks over the Chao Phraya River.
Fireworks explode over the Chao Phraya River during New Year’s celebrations in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, January 1, 2022. – Photo: Wason Wanichakorn/AP
In South Korea, a bell-ringing ceremony has been canceled for the second year in a row. The government recently expanded the rules for social distancing.
employment China There have been cancellations for the holiday season. In Hong Kong, the New Year was greeted with an LED light display on a panel about 70 meters high.
People wearing masks watch fireworks during New Year’s celebrations in Hong Kong, China – Photo: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
In Indonesia, not only are parties expected, but 11 roads are closed. In North Korea, Kim Jong Un’s regime prioritized playing the national anthem and raising the state flag before a fireworks display.
In Taiwan, fireworks were set off in rainy weather in Taipei.
Fireworks explode from Taipei 101 building in wet weather during New Year’s celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 – Photo: Chiang Ying-ying/AP
New Year’s Celebration in Australia. Photo: Reuters/Jimmy Joy
There was a traditional scene in Australia, with fireworks near Sydney Harbor and the city’s Opera House.
Australians lined up to ensure a good spot to watch the fireworks. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said they should enjoy the evening. See the video below:
The fireworks display marks the arrival of 2022 in Australia
In countries such as France, UK and Malaysia, where there are usually fireworks in iconic buildings such as the Arc de Triomphe, Big Ben and Petronas Towers, respectively, there will be no parade.
There will be an event in New York, but with a limited audience – the audience will be equal to 25% of the volume of traditional capacity in Times Square, where New Year’s parties are held. To enter, you will need to show proof of vaccination, wear a mask and respect social distance.
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