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Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Canceled Due to Coronavirus

The Legendary Annual Event Hosted in Corktown is Officially Canceled Due to the Pandemic


The 62nd Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been pulled due to the concerns from the State Of Michigan and Detroit’s preventions when it comes to the Coronavirus Crisis.



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And here we have the second place winner of our 2018 parade’s marching units category, Clan McLaughlin.

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As we’ve seen in the last 24 hours, as well as this last week, events have started to be postponed or canceled due to the concern of gathering in large spaces and the cleanliness of the human race as a whole.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which has been a historic Corktown staple, released a statement via their Facebook page, stating that “The health and safety of our participants, spectators, local businesses and sponsors is our top priority, especially after we learned about the first cases of COVID-19 in Michigan today.”

You can read the full statement here:


As of Wednesday, college campuses like Wayne State, Oakland University, and the University of Michigan have all decided to close or offer online courses only, Hash Bash in Ann Arbor is considering postponing the event, and the big kickers have been March Madness electing to perform to an empty arena, as well as large concerts like Coachella, SXSW, and world tours from iconic artists like Zac Brown Band being postponed.



And now the news is reporting that we’re justified in calling the Coronavirus a Pandemic. To emphasize it’s seriousness, the Wall Street Journal shared some context:

“The spread of the new coronavirus has reached pandemic levels, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO generally defines a pandemic as a disease that has become widespread around the world, with an impact on society. The term has been applied to only a few diseases in history—a deadly flu in 1918, the H1N1 flu in 2009 and HIV/AIDS among them.”


While some events are still listed as ON, and yearly events like Mo Pop Festival have announced their lineup, it’s hard to say how long the pandemic will last, know Detroitisit is committed to keeping you informed. For more information on Coronavirus, click here.



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The 61st Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade begins TOMORROW, and we’re closing out day 2 of our countdown with the the 2nd place winners in our 2018 parade’s floats category, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Father Solanus Casey and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Ethel Kennedy Divisions. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded concurrently in the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania and New York City in May,1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a series of similar societies that existed in Ireland for more than 300 years. Today the AOH exists in America, Canada, Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland, however, while the organizations share a common thread, the American AOH is a separate and much larger organization.

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