HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The 2021 better Hartford Saint Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the crucial Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee announced Thursday.
In a press release, the Committee – which sponsors the parade – noted, “within the observance of existing public health instances…[we have] decided to cancel [the] parade previously scheduled for Saturday, March 13, 2021.”
“This decision turned into not made evenly and we now have every person’s fitness and well-being at the forefront of our resolution,” pointed out Parade Chairwoman Elizabeth Saunders.
Parade organizers thanked the many volunteers who have been instrumental in the success of the parade over the pretty much five decades.
The Committee went on to claim, “provided that public health circumstances enable, [we are] planning a occasion of Irish way of life with a ‘midway to St. Patrick’s Day’ experience for the fall of 2021, within the Capital metropolis, in anticipation of the Fiftieth Annual more desirable Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12, 2022.”
Mayor Bronin released an announcement on the cancellation of next yr’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, saying, “this is the right and dependable choice, nevertheless it’s additionally one other blow to downtown restaurants and bars which have been so difficult hit. those eating places urgently want relief, whether from the federal executive or the state – in order that they will also be around after we have a good time the 50th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2022 with the largest parade yet.”