Cleveland's Columbus Day parade canceled due to coronavirus

Posted at 8:12 AM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 08:12:55-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland's annual Columbus Day parade has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

The parade and celebrations of Columbus Day has been a tradition in Little Italy for nearly 100 years.

“A diverse group of 20,000 people line Murray Hill and Mayfield roads each year in Cleveland’s Little Italy corridor to support Italian American traditions and culture. I’d like to thank the businesses, marchers and participants who have turned the occasion into a world-class event. We’ll see you all next year on Oct. 12, 2021,” said Italian Sons and Daughters President and Greater Cleveland Columbus Day Chairman Basil M. Russo.

The city plans on resuming the parade in 2021.

A Columbus Day Mass will still take place at Holy Rosary Church on Oct. 12 at 12:15 p.m. followed by a wreath-laying ceremony.

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