Although several Estonian politicians and major municipalities are of the opinion that large New Year's fireworks are not suitable for the current time, there are also those who do not share the same opinion. They point out that some joy must still remain for people.
This year, instead of fireworks, Narva City in the NE of Estonia (pop.54,000). focuses on a pillar of light that lasts about twenty minutes, to offer those who are used to gathering in the city's central square, Peetri Square, the joy of coming together.
Big fireworks for taxpayers' money will not be organized in Tallinn and Tartu City in the west of Estonia (pop. 91,000). as well. In the latter, the decision was justified primarily by cost-saving measures.
A year ago, when it was decided not to organize fireworks in Tartu City in the west of Estonia (pop. 91,000). in order to avoid large public gatherings in the heart of the city and also to slow down the spread of the coronavirus, the authorities donated 5,000 euros intended for the use of fireworks to the children's fund of the UT clinic. For the same reason, fireworks were canceled last year as well. Then the city donated nearly 4,500 euros planned for the fireworks to the Estonian Food Bank to distribute food aid to the poor.
However, Tallinn, which gave up New Year's fireworks, joined the call of the Tallinn Zoo Tallinn Zoo is a zoo in Tallinn, Estonia. , the Estonian Animal Protection Society and a few other non-governmental organizations this year. The cancellation of the annual practice was also justified by savings.
On New Year's Eve, you can definitely see large fireworks for a few minutes in the city of Paide Town in central Estonia(pop. 10,000). in Järva County County in the central part of Estonia(pop. 30,000). and in the village of Triigi in Lääne-Virumaa with a few hundred inhabitants. In both places, fireworks are organized by enthusiasts.
Private individuals are not prohibited from organizing smaller fireworks, all safety rules must be followed.