“Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Chicago! Although we didn’t get together, we were able to respect the long tradition of dyeing the Chicago River green, thanks to the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers. If you go out today, be sure to mask and watch the your distance, ”Lightfoot said.
“Due to COVID-19’s continuing public health concerns, the City of Chicago has announced that it will not issue any permits for parades or large gatherings in the first quarter of 2021,” parade organizers said in a statement early February. .
Since then, those responsible for the parade have created a virtual event to celebrate it in order to protect everyone.