The mayor of Benito Juarez, Mara Lezama Espinosa, announced through social networks the cancellation of the Cancun Carnival 2021 and took the opportunity to call not to lower our guard against COVID-19.

Because we are still in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic, with contagions on the rise, the municipal president of Benito Juarez, Mara Lezama Espinosa stressed that this is the time to keep our guard up and follow health protocols, so, with great responsibility, the decision was made to cancel the Cancun Carnival 2021 that would be held this month.

She reiterated that all efforts must be focused on taking care of the health of families and consequently taking care of jobs and sources of income that make a difference in everyday life, so everything in our hands must be done to take care of Cancun and every home.

"We have decided the Institute of Culture and the Arts and the Organizing Committee, to cancel our emblematic carnival that would take place during February. I value and recognize the importance of artistic and cultural activities that give us identity and allow us to have fun in the company of family. They are undoubtedly an essential part of our social fabric and our traditions".

However, she added, she is confident that the next edition of the carnival will be more profitable if we take the necessary measures to take care of our health, economy, and income-generating activities.