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2021 Rose Parade Cancelled, Organizers Working for a New Kind of Celebration

The Rose Parade has been a long standing tradition of reigning in the new year. Unfortunately due to the unforeseeable future of coronavirus organizers have decided to cancel the parade for 2021. They are instead looking to create a new kind of celebration but at this time we don’t know what they are thinking.

What would have been the 132nd Rose Parade will be the first time in 75 years that the parade won’t happen. In a statement to KTLA 5 the executive director of the Tournament of Roses David Eads said:

2020 Rose Parade Broadcast

“After careful consideration, thoughtful consideration with the current restrictions and ordinances that are in place due to COVID, and then the governor’s Stage IV reopening plans, we just felt that there was no way that we’d be able to host a Rose Parade this year.”

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They are thinking of ways to be able to celebrate the coming of the new year on a global scale and broadcast as such. In a statement from the committee it says,

“We may not be able to host our traditional five-mile march down Colorado Boulevard, but we are exploring new and safe ways we can collectively share in the celebration, and we look forward to announcing further details about our exciting new plans in the coming weeks.”

An announcement is expected to come in the next few weeks presenting a solution and new course of action.