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Rose Parade in California dropped for first time in quite a while due to virus

Aug 31, 2020

The 2021 Tournament of Roses Parade, a yearly scene held each New Year’s Day since 1891 in Pasadena, California, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, its first wiping out in quite a while, coordinators said on Wednesday.

The Rose Parade, a universally broadcast parade of blossom embellished drifts, walking groups and equestrian groups, has just been dropped three different occasions in its history – during the World War Two years of 1942, ’43 and ’45.

“With hesitance and huge frustration, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association declares that, as per Governor (Gavin) Newsom’s Phase IV re-opening timetable, and after insightful thought of the limitations and rules set up because of COVID-19, we can’t have the 2021 Rose Parade,” the affiliation said in an announcement.

While the 132nd version of the procession itself was as yet five months away, groundwork for the occasion regularly starts in February.

The Tournament of Roses Association additionally has the Rose Bowl football match-up every Jan 1, and anticipating the current year’s school season finisher elimination round is as yet progressing, the association said.