Endymion announces all Mardi Gras 2021 events canceled

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The Krewe of Endymion today announced all of its 2021 Mardi Gras events are canceled.

The krewe canceled its coronation ball, parade, and post-parade extravaganza.

It is the first super krewe to announce its cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Early this week, New Orleans leaders announced no parade permits would be issued for the 2021 Mardi Gras parade season. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Mardi Gras itself is not canceled, but the celebration will be different. The city is seeking input on ways to safely celebrate Carnival while dealing with a pandemic.

Mardi Gras is February 16.