By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pittsburgh has been postponed.READ MORE: Report: Pittsburgh Has A Lot Of Candy Stores But Not Many Trick-Or-Treaters
The parade committee and city leaders made the decision to postpone the March 13 parade due to the coronavirus pandemic and health concerns surrounding large gatherings, according to a release Wednesday.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Charged With Homicide In Connection To Deadly Penn Hills Shooting In 2020
“The St Patrick’s Day Parade committee is working with the City of Pittsburgh to identify a date in the latter half of 2021 when a parade can safely be celebrated,” the release said.MORE NEWS: 'Worst Nightmare': Crews Battle Blaze At Greensburg Home With Hoarding Conditions
The Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest in the country with more than 26,000 participants and 300,000 people lining the parade route. The parade was canceled last year due to coronavirus concerns.