Fireworks festival in Niigata Nagaoka visited by more than 1 million people April 10 15:12

As the spread of the new coronavirus continues, it has been announced that the fireworks festival in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, which is held every August and attracts more than 1 million people, will be canceled. This is the first time that the Nagaoka Fireworks Festival has been canceled since the Meiji era, except during the Pacific War.

The Nagaoka Fireworks Festival is held on August 2nd and 3rd every year on August 2nd and 3rd with the wish of memorial service for victims of Nagaoka air raid in 1945 and reconstruction from the 2004 Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake. Is one of Japan's leading fireworks festivals, visited by over one million people.

Nagaoka City Mayor Tatsunobu Isoda told a news conference on Friday that `` While the outlook for the spread of the new coronavirus is not expected to end, the fireworks display in Nagaoka should not be the source of infection, '' After announcing the cancellation of the fireworks display, he emphasized that he was struggling, saying, "There is no more sadness and no regret." Although the fireworks display will not be held, it means that on August 1st, when Nagaoka was attacked, only three fireworks will be launched.

According to Nagaoka City, the fireworks display will be canceled for the first time since the start of the tournament, except during the Pacific War.