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Tartu will not be organising a New Year’s fireworks display, donating the money to the Tartu University Hospital Children’s Foundation instead

Tartu City Government Press Release

New Year’s fireworks Foto: Ahto Sooaru

15 December / The City of Tartu will once again this year not be organising a New Year's Eve fireworks display, and will instead donate the money to the Tartu University Hospital Children’s Foundation.

The New Year’s Eve fireworks display has always brought a large number of people to the centre of Tartu. In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the city government has decided not to organize a New Year’s Eve fireworks display, to avoid larger gatherings in the city centre. The Tartu City Government recommends spending the holidays in a family-oriented manner, while avoiding a high number of contacts.

Tartu Mayor Urmas Klaas said that the Village of Light and the skating rink on Town Hall Square both offer Christmas spirit, and opportunities for spending free time in smaller groups throughout Advent and Christmas. ‘Come and be a part of it,’ the mayor said.

The city is donating the EUR 5000 that had been set aside for the fireworks display to the Tartu University Hospital Children’s Foundation, which supports hundreds of children and their families in need of special treatment and care, and the purchasing of equipment for hospitals.

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Last changed 15.12.2021