It’s hard to believe that one year has passed since the COVID-19 outbreak. It has been one year that we see only the eyes of people in the street and shops and most of us have been working from home, away from the crowd we used to have around us.
Trying to adapt and make most of the given situation, most social activities tried a different version of bringing people together. Not wanting to fall behind this version, Dublin also made arrangements to virtualize St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Dublin once already canceled its St. Patrick’s Day parade because of COVID-19 last year, but now decided to use another platform.
As the Irish have canceled their St. Patrick’s Day parade for the second year in a row because of the pandemic, organizers are planning a six-day virtual celebration and inviting the world to join.
Ireland’s 2021 St. Patrick’s Festival will run from March 12 through 17 on a TV channel and a website also. The program includes performances by musicians, artists, and of course the famous marching bands. While people cannot gather on the streets anymore for the St. Patrick’s Festival this March, Dublin says that they are doing their best to bring the heart and soul of the national parade to life. BBC reports that Dublin’s parade is the largest in Ireland and thereby draws crowds above 500000.
Although Ireland seemed to have flattened its curve over the summer but has seen a serious increase in new cases this year. Health Care inspectors believe that the spike is mostly because of those people who have thrown caution to the wind and become less and protective and alert
according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, Ireland has so far reported 182000 COVID-19 cases and nearly 3000 deaths.