List of events affected by the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic

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The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic has caused many events around the world to be cancelled or postponed.[1][2] Among the most prominent events to be affected was the 2020 Summer Olympics which has been postponed to 2021.[3] A number of events have been modified to remove a live audience or to be purely held over teleconference.

Events cancelled[edit]

Award ceremonies[edit]

Conventions, conferences, and trade shows[edit]

Religious events[edit]

Sporting events[edit]

Other events[edit]

Events postponed or suspended[edit]

Award ceremonies[edit]

Beauty pageants[edit]

Conventions, conferences, and trade shows[edit]

Gaming and competitive programming events[edit]

Military exercises[edit]

  • Milan 2020, originally scheduled for 18–28 March 2020[140]

Music and arts events[edit]

A sign about the closure and cancellation of various events in Winston-Salem

Pitchfork and 1Krowd have regularly updated lists of canceled and postponed music festivals, concerts, and tours, and temporarily closed venues.[170][171]

Political events[edit]

Religious events[edit]

  • Fallas festivity in Valencia, Spain (originally scheduled for March 15–19, now postponed to July)
  • Passion Play of Iztapalapa in Mexico City, Mexico (an event that draws up to four million spectators will be moved to an undisclosed location indoors and televised on April 10)[201]

Sporting events[edit]

Other events[edit]


Events modified[edit]

Conventions, conferences, and trade shows[edit]

Gaming events[edit]

Music and arts events[edit]

Political events[edit]

Sporting events[edit]

Other events[edit]

  • April General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be broadcast with no live attendance at the Conference Center.[225]
  • The 177th performance of the Passion Play of Iztapalapa in Mexico City, with an expected attendance close to 2 million people, will be held without an open-air procession or a fair. Instead, it will be performed in a closed space and with a reduced number of actors. The municipal government of Iztapalapa announced its intention to broadcast it by television and internet for people to watch at their houses.[226]
  • The 2020 Summer Olympics torch relay started in Olympia, was held with no spectators, included 31 Greek towns and cities were to visit as scheduled, but several were cancelled on the second day in the Greek route, the handover ceremony in Athens was also held without spectators.[227]
  • The worldwide Earth Hour celebration, happened on 28 March at 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm participants time. Unlike the previous editions, it turned digital.[228]
  • Cemeteries in China agreed to bar visitors for traditional grave visits on the Qingming Festival in 2020.[229]
  • The wedding of Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi is set to take place on 29 May 2020 at the Chapel Royal of St James's Palace.[230] It was to be followed by a private reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II in the gardens of Buckingham Palace.[230] The reception has been cancelled, and the couple are making decisions on whether to hold a smaller, private ceremony.[231]

See also[edit]

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