Most partners used to spend the last night of the year together; maybe at a church, bar, other social gatherings in their respective families together. This year's night, however, due to COVID-19 social gatherings and the end of the year night fireworks are not allowed even when we start 2021 so as to keep holding the spread of the virus.
The question on everyone's mind rather is where loved ones, boyfriends or fiancées, families, friends will be this night as they celebrate New Year’s eve? The moment of magic where you end the whole night reflecting on all you have been through and make plans for a better new year.
"The truth is I have been celebrating with my boyfriend the last night of the year for the last two years and we had created memorable experiences together though due to COVID-19 though I don't think we will manage this time," Bernadetta Mukaneza pointed out.
Just like Mukaneza, James Shumbusho affirms that COVID-19 is a challenge and to celebrate the last night of the year "this year is going to be so much different for those who want to celebrate with their families, friends, couples and they can’t enjoy fully as they need. Well, we should not forget that Covid-19 is always around the corner if we don’t protect ourselves,"
"Otherwise it's time for friends, families, and loved ones to spend the end of the year together, making plans and promises of the new year," he adds
Claudine Masengesho, a graduate of former Kigali Christian University said "I take New Year’s eve as any other night. Nothing special, my fiancé will be wherever and I will be at home and it doesn't bother. It is just a night like others, there are no reasons to panic or become over-excited,"
"Due to COVID-19 where social gatherings are prohibited, I will be chatting with him online and just chill," Masengeso adds.