City of Thibodaux cancels parades for Mardi Gras 2021 because of COVID-19

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City of Thibodaux – Municipal Government

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — The City of Thibodaux announced Wednesday that it is canceling parades for Mardi Gras 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Tommy Eschete said he and his staff met with five Mardi Gras krewes to discuss parading in the city for Carnival season.

After the discussion, it was decided that all parading would be prohibited in the upcoming 2021 Mardi Gras season.

“He regrets to have to enact such a directive, but the current COVID crisis leaves him no alternative,” said Eschete in an issued statement. “In addition, he sincerely wants to thank all of the local krewe leadership for supporting his decision which was ultimately based on the health and welfare of our citizens and visitors.”

New Orleans and St. Tammany Parish leaders have also canceled parades for 2021.

Jefferson Parish leaders tabled the discussion until January 2021.

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