St. Patrick's Parade in South is canceled

For the second year in a row, the coronavirus has caused the cancellation of the St. Patrick’s Day parade through South Boston.

“Due to ongoing state restrictions limiting outdoor public events to 25 people, the 2021 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade has been canceled,” the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which organizes the parade, said on Twitter on Tuesday morning. “We look forward to finally seeing you all again in 2022.”

Last March, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh canceled the parade less than a week out when the number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts was 41, including 9 in Boston.