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.COVID In Colorado: Governor's Office Lifts Face Mask Mandate For Those Who Are Vaccinated
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.READ MORE: Residents Concerned After Water Main Break Floods Homes For Fourth Time In 12 Years
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.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions In Larimer County: Local Public Health Order To Expire Sunday
The Cinco de Mayo Festival typically features traditional dancing, authentic food, booths and live music in downtown Denver.