2021 Rose Parade canceled over COVID-19 concerns

PASADENA, Calif. (CBS 58) -- For the first time in 75 years, the Tournament of Roses Parade will not take place on Jan. 1. 

Officials canceled the 2021 event in Pasadena, California due to coronavirus fears. 

The globally watched parade is held every Jan. 1, except when New Year's Day falls on a Sunday. 

Since its inception in 1891, the parade has been canceled just three times until today, during the wartime years of 1942, 1943, and 1945. 

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