It is comforting to know that despite the difficulties the world faced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Mississauga Latin Festival found a creative and brave way to keep its tradition alive. The decision to host the festival online demonstrates the adaptability and determination of our team to bring joy and entertainment to people who were at home during these difficult times.
The 3-day virtual broadcast was a great success allowing people from all over the world to enjoy our many artistic, musical, and folkloric performances from the comfort of their homes. The compilation of the best performances from the last 5 years and food demonstrations with festival vendors provided a festive atmosphere and helped to keep the essence of the festival alive despite the limitations imposed by the pandemic.
Mississauga Latin Festival became in 2020, the only Latin festival that held its festival virtually, adapting to the situation to continue sharing its culture and enthusiasm with the world. In addition, it served as an inspiration to the community and other cultural events, demonstrating the resilience and importance of culture in difficult times.