Cancun, Q.R. — In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic, officials with the city of Cancun have announced the postponement of Cancun’s 50th birthday celebrations.
Carlos Díaz Carbajal, director of the Instituto de Planeación y Desarrollo Municipal, confirmed that the events scheduled in celebration of the city’s 50th birthday will be postponed. He says that the celebration, which included between 20 and 25 public events including concerts and food events, will be changed to other dates, of which they have yet to decide.
International figures were part of the celebration, which were set to begin March 19th, however, due to the coronavirus and government recommendations against large gatherings, all events will be rescheduled.
“They were all artistic, sports and cultural events,” he said adding that “public work continues with the publishing of material, promotional activities such as placing logos or photographic exhibitions like the ones already placed in Mexico City.”
He stressed that the events have not been cancelled, only rescheduled and will likely take place during the next holiday season in June and July.
“The festivities were not only on April 20 (Cancun’s birthday), but throughout the remainder of year. We have events scheduled until September,” he added.
Díaz Carbajal pointed out that it is better to “tighten the belts” by rescheduling events for a month rather than go through several debilitating months, as has been the case in China.