Under pandemic: New Year celebration in Tbilisi

  • Taking the current epidemiological and economic situation, a traditional Christmas village was not arranged in central Tbilisi for holidays. Tbilisi City Hall will spend 800,000 GEL for poor families. Photo: Tbilisi City Hall/Facebook.

Agenda.ge, 1 Jan 2021 - 14:45, Tbilisi,Georgia

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Year gala concert in Tbilisi was held in a different format without spectators and was broadcasted live on TV.

The gala concert was held at the Palace of State Ceremonies, where Georgian musicians performed on a specially arranged stage – a multi-storey house with balconies and terraces.

The gala concert was directed by Basa Potskhishvili and Davit Doiashvili, the musical director was Dato Evgenidze and the art director was Tamar Potskhishvili. Photo: Tbilisi City Hall.

While congratulating the public during the gala concert, Tbilisi Mayor Kalka Kaladze said that 2020 will remain one of the most difficult years in the history of mankind, though the government and the public are in solidarity and all together will overcome the difficulties.

Georgia has overcome many trials and has not fallen. It has risen from ashes and started a new life. Next year will be a year of recovery, renewal and strengthening”, said Kakha Kaladze.

 The gala concert was held at the Palace of State Ceremonies. Photo: Tbilisi City Hall.

The gala concert was directed by Basa Potskhishvili and Davit Doiashvili, the musical director was Dato Evgenidze and the art director was Tamar Potskhishvili.

Restrictions on movement were lifted as an exception from 21:00 to 05:00 on New Year’s night.

Taking the current epidemiological and economic situation into account, a traditional Christmas village was not arranged in central Tbilisi for holidays. Tbilisi City Hall will instead give 800,000 GEL to help poor families.

New Year’s Eve did not end without an incident in Tbilisi. 

Yesterday late at night, the New Year’s tree on Rustaveli Avenue was damaged by fireworks launched by residents nearby.

Tbilisi City Hall has already started repairing damaged bulbs. Photo: on.ge.

Earlier today, on.ge reported that Tbilisi City Hall has already started repairing damaged bulbs, though it was not mentioned whether the tree would be fixed by the end of the day.

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