Parades, Parties & Pubs Are Silent Around The World
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Nightlife Blogger
Turn out the lights
The party’s over
Canceled parades, pubs and clubs closed and cities on lockdown.
St. Patrick’s Day in 2020 is not a celebration, it’s a close down. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused St. Paddy’s Day and all associated activities with it – parades and drinking beer after beer in pubs – to put off the partying until, well, there is no pandemic.
We need someone like St. Patrick to come along and chase away the virus the way he did the snakes in Ireland.
When celebrations are canceled in Boston; Chicago; Dublin; New York City and Savannah, Ga., you know the party is over all over the world.
In fact, a number of canceled events could still be held at later dates. And not everything in the next two or three months has been canceled. Today, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway basically announced it was taking a “wait and see” policy with the Indy 500, scheduled for its traditional Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend, which is May 24.
And if you want to party right now, then head to the beaches of Florida, which are full of college students on Spring Break. Dressed in bikinis and board shorts, they are drinking at beach parties and in beach bars, they are socializing with each others and certainly not practicing social distancing.
Maybe St. Patrick is there, too.