COVID-19 has been merciless in upsetting plans, showing no respect for tradition or history.
You probably watched at least a few minutes of the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1. Even if you didn’t, it was nice to know it was there, with its colorful floats, snazzily-attired equestrians and high school marching bands—a pleasant tradition that dates back to Jan. 1, 1890. If it’s all kind of corny and old-fashioned, that’s part of its charm, as people ease into a new year.
You’re going to have to ease into the new year on your own on Jan. 1, 2021. The Rose Parade --as most people call it--will not take place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, disappointed parade officials announced on July 15. It will be the first time the parade has not marched down Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, Calif. since it was put on hold from 1942-45, during World War II.