NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The raucous Mardi Gras parades where riders on elaborate floats toss trinkets to adoring throngs have been canceled in New Orleans because the close-packed crowds could spread the novel coronavirus. New Orleans will prohibit parades during its February 2021 Mardi Gras celebrations to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, city officials announced on Tuesday. According to the “Mardi Gras 2021 FAQS” posted on the mayor’s office page of the City of New Orleans website: “The City of New Orleans cannot cancel Mardi Gras because it is a religious Holiday, however we will not be able to celebrate the Holiday this year as we have in the past.” Screenshot from City of New Orleans website. New Orleans announced on Tuesday that there would be no parades during the February 2021 Mardi Gras celebrations, bowing to the near-certainty that … A 2020 study by WalletHub found that Mardi Gras had … New Orleans' public safety and public health team will review the ideas, which are due by Dec. 5. The City of New Orleans announced that Mardi Gras parades will not be allowed in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NEW ORLEANS — Mardi Gras parades seem highly unlikely to occur in the 2021 season is the message being spread by the city of New Orleans after a … At least for 2021, the pandemic has put an end to the New Orleans Mardi Gras season as it’s long been celebrated, though Mayor LaToya Cantrell has asked the public for … In a “Frequently Asked Questions” section on the city’s website, … New Orleans officials say Mardi Gras will go on in 2021, but the parades won’t.. City officials noted that the holiday is at its roots a religious celebration that all are free to observe. The city of New Orleans has slashed hopes for Mardi Gras celebrations next year.