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The 2020 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade has been canceled amid coronavirus concerns.
The Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Observance Association announced the parade's cancellation Tuesday.
"After heartfelt consideration and serious conversation with officials from the City of Philadelphia, [we have] decided to cancel the parade and all events related to the 2020 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade," the association said in a statement. "This decision was made with significant input from civic and parade participants."
The association plans to hold the 250th Saint Patrick's Day Parade on March 14, 2021.
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