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London’s St Patrick’s Day Parade Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

London’s St Patrick’s Day Parade Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

You’ll have to find a new way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day this year…

With coronavirus cases on the rise across the UK, difficult decisions are being taken about whether large-scale events should go ahead. Sadly, due to concerns over public health, the annual St Patrick’s Day parade in London has been cancelled this morning. (Featured image: @stpatsdayldn)

Due to take place on Sunday, March 15th, the parade – and the Trafalgar Square celebrations which follow it – were cancelled by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in a Twitter statement.

2020’s parade would have been the 18th annual parade, which celebrates the contributions and culture of Irish Londoners. London has joined the likes of New York, Chicago, and Dublin in cancelling their celebrations, as the coronavirus outbreak spreads across Europe.

Yesterday, the government announced a change in policy which moves the response from a containment phase to a delay phase. You can read all about that here.


Also published on Medium.