The tradition is for the lights of the New Year tree to be turned on on December 6, but the situation created by COVID-19, has made the festive atmosphere 'come' earlier in every house, but also at the main squares worldwide. There was no way it could have happened differently in Albania, where the Christmas lights were turned on at Skanderbeg square.
The panorama was not at all like the previous years, without a big festive choir of little children, without many people to glance with curiosity ... COVID-19 faded the beauty of this moment, but now it seems that we are all used to we sacrifice for the sake of health. The lights were turned on by 10 children where they sang Christmas and New Year songs.
Mayor Erion Veliaj gave a short speech of thanks for the present and those following online.
"This has been an unusual year, probably the most difficult year in the 100-year history of capital Tirana. And yet life goes on, and yet the sun rises every morning, and yet after the hardships we get back on our feet to move forward. Many things are forbidden this end of the year, but love is not forbidden, kindness is not forbidden, charity is not forbidden, solidarity is not forbidden. So we must find the courage to rise together beyond the difficulties of being close to those in need or to encourage those who even this year-end will be at the forefront of our important battles like the pandemic or the whole process of reconstruction. Happy holidays ", said Veliaj. /rti.rtsh.al