Halifax Pride postpones annual festival to August

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The organizers of the Halifax Pride Festival announced on Wednesday that its annual celebration will be postponed until August of this year.

In a press release, festival organizers say the 11-day event will be postponed from August 12 to 22 “due to the changing nature of the pandemic and public health protocols in recent weeks.”

The festival plans to return to its regular schedule from mid-July in 2022.

“The Halifax Pride Festival has a significant positive impact on the social and cultural well-being of our 2SLGBTQ + community,” said Executive Director Adam Reid in a statement.

“Our team of staff and volunteers has prioritized developing plans for a safe and successful festival through in-person events on our Garrison Grounds festival site and online platforms. Delaying until August , the health and safety of all festival attendees will be enhanced. supported as they come together to celebrate the culture, history and advocacy of our community. “

By moving the festival to August, organizers hope events and in-person elements can continue as planned.

However, the Pride Parade will not take place this year due to its large number of participants.

In previous years, the parade has drawn thousands of people to downtown Halifax.

The full program of festival events and activities will be released in early July.

This is the second time during the pandemic that Halifax Pride has to adapt its programming.

Last year, much of the festival moved online due to COVID-19. Educational workshops, lectures, art exhibitions and film screenings took place virtually. He also organized in-person rallies, including a march and a candlelight vigil.


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