A string of important Munich events have been cancelled and postponed in the past week as a precautionary measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the latest event to join this list is unfortunately the 25th annual Munich Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, initially scheduled for this weekend.
In a statement shared on the official Facebook page, the organizing committee said:
“Dear Friends of Munich St. Patrick’s Day,
Dear Representatives of the Press,
Unfortunately, due to the changed corona virus situation in the last few days and the new assessment of the corona virus by the Federal Minister of Health Mr. Jens Spahn, the Bavarian Minister of Health Mrs. Melanie Huml and the recommendation of our patron, Oberburgermeister (Lord Mayor) Dieter Reiter we find ourselves forced to postpone the celebrations for the 25th St. Patrick’s Day Munich.
But fear not, just like the Schäffler of the past, we will get the Munich folk back out onto the streets to dance a Céilí and celebrate our 25th anniversary in style with everyone in the summer!”
This follows news that the highly popular Starkbierantisch at Nockherberg will also be postponed, along with the St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin.
An exact replacement date is still to be announced for Munich’s St Patty’s celebrations. More on this as it develops.