2021 Rose Parade Canceled Due to COVID-19

Ameera Butt
July 15, 2020 - 1:29 pm

    The 2021 Rose Parade has officially been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Planning is still continuing for the Rose Bowl Game but it's still uncertain if it will happen.

    The Rose Parade is usually on New Year's Day every year. A press release from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses says, "Enjoyed by millions around the world, the Rose Parade is held each January 1 in celebration of the New Year. Since its inception in 1891, the Parade has not occurred only three times – the wartime years of 1942, 1943 and 1945."

    On the Twitter page for the Rose Parade wrote "With tremendous disappointment, we are unable to host the 2021 #RoseParade. We will miss the joy of coming together for the Rose Parade, but will not miss this opportunity to celebrate a New Year & healthy new beginnings on January 1."

    “The health and well-being of our parade participants and guests, as well as that of our volunteer members, professional staff and partners, is our number one priority,” said Bob Miller, 2021 President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association in a press release. “Obviously this is not what any of us wanted, and we held off on announcing until we were absolutely sure that safety restrictions would prevent us from continuing with planning for 132nd Rose Parade.”

    "The planning for this year’s Rose Bowl Game, which will serve as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, is still ongoing. “We continue to work with the College Football Playoff and our collegiate partners to explore what this year’s college football season will look like amidst COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. While the safety and well-being of the student athletes, university personnel and fans is our top priority, we remain hopeful that the Granddaddy of Them All will take place on New Year’s Day,” continued Eads.

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