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2021 Rose Parade canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

 

Last updated 7/15/2020 at 1:12pm

In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, The Pasadena City College marching band performs at the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Organizers said Wednesday, July 15, 2020 they have canceled the 2021 Rose Parade because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on long-range planning for the New Year's Day tradition and the risk of spreading infections among its huge audience. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)

PASADENA (AP) - The 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on planning for the New Year's Day tradition and the risk of spreading infections among its huge audience and participants, organizers said Wednesday.

The Pasadena, California, Tournament of Roses Association said the decision was put off until organizers were certain that safety restrictions would prevent staging of the 132nd parade.

Planning for the Rose Bowl college football game that traditionally follows the parade is continuing, the association said.

The parade is held every Jan. 1...



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