Coronavirus Impacts On St. Patrick’s Day
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, St. Patrick’s Day won’t be the same no matter where you are in the world. So far there have been over 133,000 coronavirus cases with over 4,900 deaths. This means officials all over the world are taking unprecedented steps to contain the virus. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations across Northern Ireland have been called off as the coronavirus continues to spread in that country. The famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17th in Dublin, Ireland as well as other mass gathering events in that city will not take place due to coronavirus concerns. Right now all of Italy is on lockdown. Italy has been one of the hardest hit countries, raking second in total reported cases after China. Italy’s residents should avoid traveling outside areas where they live. France has banned all gatherings of more than 1,000 people to prevent the spread of the virus. For more information visit: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
As of right now, there are over 1,200 confirmed corona virus case in the US with 40 deaths. Amid the outbreak President Donald Trump imposed a travel ban to include much of Europe to prevent further spread of the virus. Officials all over the Unites States have taken action and canceling mass gatherings including music festivals. The coronavirus has halted St. Patrick’s Day parades in Boston, MA, New York City, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, Dallas, TX and other cities
As of right now, Louisiana has 14 presumptive coronavirus cases. The impacted parishes include Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, Iberia and Lafourche. Amid the outbreak, the City Of New Orleans canceled all St. Patrick’s Day Festivities, St. Joseph’s Day events, as well as the Uptown Super Sunday events and the first concert in the Wednesday At The Square series. Many event organizers followed suit. Below a list of events that have been canceled or postponed. Jefferson Parish also decided to cancel two St. Patrick Day Parades in Metairie.
What’s Not Happening:
- India Fest at NOMA (March 14) – Postponed to June 6th
- New Orleans Bourbon Festival (March 11-14) – Postponed
- New Orleans Food & Wine Experience ( March 18 – 22 ) – Postponed
- Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Block Party (March 17) – Canceled
- UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball (March 14) – Postponed
- Go Red Luncheon For Women (March 13) – Postponed
- 7th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl St. Patrick’s Day Classic (March 15) – Canceled
- Lark In The Park (March 13) – Postponed The will now be held in conjunction with the Toast in the Oaks event in June.
- Metairie Road St. Patrick’s Day (March 15) – Canceled
- Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade (March 22) – Canceled
For more information visit: https://neworleanslocal.com/events-canceled-or-postponed-due-to-coronavirus-concerns/