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Oshun cancels parade for next Mardi Gras, citing COVID-19 concerns

Oshun is the first Mardi Gras Krewe in New Orleans to officially cancel their parade for 2021.
Credit: SCOTT THRELKELD/TIMES-PICAYUNE | NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE

NEW ORLEANS — Mardi Gras 2021 has its first cancellation.

The Krewe of Oshun announced Thursday that they will not roll in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We want it to be a safe experience for all," a spokesperson told WWL-TV.

Oshun plans to return to their usual route and time the following season, in 2022.

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