Postponing instead of canceling: The Kiel Week 2020 will be postponed from June to September 2020 due to the current corona pandemic.
The Kiel Week takes place annually in the last week of June. It has (almost) always been like this. But as it looks at the moment everything will be different this year. The Kiel Week 2020 cannot take place in June as usual. Because COVID-19 and the corona pandemic also have Kiel firmly under control. Major events such as the Kiel Week will most likely not be able to take place in June 2020. For this reason, the Kiel Week 2020 will be postponed from June to September.
New date Kiel Week 2020: September 5 to September 13, 2020
The city of Kiel and the organizers of the Kiel Week now have to start planning with everyone involved so that the Kiel Week 2020 can take place with a little delay.
“We as the city decided to take this step together with the organizers of the sailing regattas. The decision was not easy for us – but it is the best solution in view of the current development.” (Mayor Ulf Kaempfer)
A look back at the history of the Kiel Week
The postponement of the Kiel Week 2020 was of course also commented on on social media. And not infrequently, users on Facebook or Twitter have taken the position that a complete cancellation of the Kiel Week in 2020 might have been the better solution. After all, in the long history of the Kiel Week there have been years without a Kiel Week. Two events were responsible for this: the First World War and the Second World War. In the years 1915-1919 and 1940-1944 there was no Kiel Week.