Coronavirus is canceling yet another long-standing Boston tradition.
St. Anthony's Feast in the North End has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event, that started in 1919 and became one of the largest Italian religious festivals in New England, was scheduled from August 27-30. But now, it will be put on hold until next year.
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Organizers say they're canceling the event after much consideration and in consultation with the city of Boston.
In lieu of the traditional festival, organizers will be having virtual feast events in August.