Very sad, but not surprising news.
The annual Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which attracts hundred-of-thousands each year, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It marks the second consecutive year this has been forced to happen. [Featured Image: Aitormmfoto, Shutterstock].
St. Patrick’s Day Festival committee confirmed there would be no public events again this year, but there would be virtual events for people to take part in.
St. Patrick’s Festival returns from March 12 to 17 with six great virtual days and nights of online events! See our full statement and sign up for news and updates at https://t.co/AIawjx4TQ0 #stpatricksfestival pic.twitter.com/CYvvt9GgqT
— St. Patrick's Festival (@stpatricksfest) January 20, 2021
Aileen Galvin, Marketing and Communications Director, said: “A rich and dynamic programme of festival events, created by hundreds of artists, musicians, performers, makers, creators, arts and live events workers and community organisations across Ireland, will run on the St Patrick’s Festival TV online channel over six days and nights.”
Virtual celebrations will be broadcast across the world from March 12-17.