All of our favorite events have either been canceled or postponed this year, so we shouldn’t be too surprised that Brazil’s famous Carnival has also been pushed back for 2021. The world famous event, which was supposed to take place in February 2021, is canceled until a vaccine is found.

As reported by Aljazeera, Jorge Castanheira, the president of the Independent League of Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools, which organizes the event, said, “We came to the conclusion that the event had to be postponed. It’s increasingly difficult to have Carnival without a vaccine. There is no way to have Carnival without safety.”

This delay only applies to the samba school competition, which includes the country’s best 13 samba schools. Several other events also comprise Carnival, like informal street parties called blocos. No decision has been made regarding the rest of these events.