New Year’s 2021 Rose Parade Canceled on Coronavirus Concerns

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The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association float is shown at the 2020 Rose Parade.

For the first time in 75 years, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association will cancel the nation’s largest New Year’s Day celebration, the 132nd Rose Parade, due to the pandemic and the resulting restrictions and guidelines put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus, the association said in a statement on Wednesday.
With “reluctance and tremendous disappointment,” the TOR said, it will be unable to host the event in accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Phase IV reopening schedule.
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