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Axed: the usual St Patrick’s Day celebrations are cancelled in Belfast this year

Axed: the usual St Patrick’s Day celebrations are cancelled in Belfast this year

Axed: the usual St Patrick’s Day celebrations are cancelled in Belfast this year

Belfast's traditional St Patrick's Day celebrations have been cancelled - the second consecutive year the events have been axed due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Belfast City Council confirmed the parade, which starts from the City Hall and normally attracts a crowd of thousands, as well as a concert, will not be going ahead on March 17 this year.

Doubt has also been cast over Armagh's official celebrations, while Londonderry's events - one of the biggest in Northern Ireland - are under review.


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