Rio Cancels Official New Year’s Eve 2021 Celebrations

Concerning private New Year's Eve celebrations and events at waterfront bars, Rio's City Hall emphasized that crowds are still banned, and that the golden rules are in force.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro City Hall decided on Tuesday, December 15th, to cancel all official New Year's Eve ("Reveillon") celebrations in the city this year.

The decision comes from Mayor Marcelo Crivella, who met with Secretaries on Tuesday, December 15th, to take stock of the end of his mandate. The celebration would be held in the city's tourist spots with online TV and internet streaming, but with no live audience.

"This decision is needed for everyone's protection. Hope for good vaccination results to contain the pandemic will be the celebration. It will be . . .

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