DENVER (CBS4)– Denver’s Cinco de Mayo Festival has been canceled due to coronavirus. This is the first time the event will not happen in Denver in 32 years.

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Organizers say it’s due to Gov. Jared Polis’ mandate prohibiting gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks which has been updated to 10 weeks.

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Cinco de Mayo celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It is also known as Battle of Puebla Day.

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The Cinco de Mayo Festival typically features traditional dancing, authentic food, booths and live music in downtown Denver.

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