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Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival 2020 has been canceled

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Posted at 9:08 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 21:08:37-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival 2020 has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The carnival committee says they remain committed to promoting the people and culture of the Caribbean islands and are looking ahead to a bigger and brighter carnival parade, in July 2021.

"To date, several events on the Worldwide Carnival Parade Circuit are canceled, including the Toronto Caribana Parade," the announcement read. "Organizers continue to monitor the status of many others, including the New York Labor Day Parade. Our committee has been awaiting word from Baltimore City regarding the hosting open-air events during the month of July; however, it is now early May 2020 and there is still no word. As such, many activities that usually go into hosting a successful parade have been halted since mid-March 2020. Also, just recently, several of the larger groups that participate in the parade informed they will not take part this year, due to the uncertain nature of the Coronavirus."