Update: The NYE celebrations organised by the city hall have been cancelled due to poor weather.
This year, unlike last year, there will be some celebrations to see us through the end of 2021 into 2022. However, even though there are going to be some celebrations organised, they will not be held in the centre of the city, like they were in previous years.
Cluj-Napoca Mayor, Emil Boc, already stated, that he would not be organising events if the COVID-19 Green Certificate was not a mandatory requirement, and as such, there are not going to be any concerts or major firework displays held in Piața Unirii / Piața Ștefan cel Mare, which was historically the way that Cluj-Napoca would celebrate the transition into the new year.
Multiple Little Displays around the city
This year, the city has organised fireworks in four locations around the city, which are intended to be viewed from the comfort of people's homes, reinforcing the mayors stance on not organising public events without the mandatory requirement of presenting a COVID-19 Green Certificate.
The mayor said,
“We will organise fireworks from different parts of the city. We will communicate the places around New Year's Eve, after we get approvals. There will be places to see in as many parts of the city as possible.
I will not ask for money from the Local Council and HCL, we will use the resources from the sponsorship, so as not to use public money. We will have 3-4 locations in visible areas of Cluj, where people will be able to watch from home. That much more, I will not assume, subject to changes in legislation.
If the law changes, we will organise an event for those with a green certificate. I do not consider it to be discrimination, I consider it to be a form of respect for the public health of the people of Cluj.
The state has an obligation to protect the public health of all, ie to take measures to respect health, while respecting the right not to be vaccinated. No one can force you, but the state is obliged to take measures to protect public health”
Where Will Fireworks be Held?
Four locations have been approved by the Cluj Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, and these are:
- Cetățuia Park
- Bună Ziua
- Iulius Mall
- Prodan Park
“Our colleagues have issued the agreement for fireworks in the specified areas, but the agreement of ISU alone is not enough. According to the law, he must also obtain the approval of the IPJ and the City Hall.
HGR 1104 of 2014 stipulates that only for fireworks that use pyrotechnic recreational devices of categories 3 and 4 it is necessary to obtain these agreements.
Agreements have been issued for the city of Cluj-Napoca for 4 different locations regarding the organisation of fireworks around the passing of the years”, said the spokesperson of ISU Cluj, lieutenant colonel Andrei Biriș.