For the second year in a row, an annual Latino cultural celebration — “Luz de Las Naciones” (“Light of the Nations”) — will be a virtual event, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday in a news release.
The celebration, scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., will feature a cast of hundreds of volunteer singers and dancers of all ages, many of whom will perform in traditional clothing from cultures and countries throughout Latin America.
The theme of the performance is “A Light for Everyone,” sharing messages of hope and endurance amid trial and challenge.
“(The theme is) a message in itself because we need that light or even a glimpse of light of hope in these turbulent days,” said Elder Walter F. González, a General Authority Seventy and member of the Utah Area Presidency.
The event will feature a new contemporary urban dance number that was added to the program this year, along with traditional musical performances.
The decision to present the program in a virtual format came as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For years, legions of Latino Latter-day Saints and their friends would gather in the Conference Center to enjoy, in person, music and dance, along with Christ-themed messages, according to the Church News.
Watch a broadcast of the “Luz de las Naciones: A Light for Everyone,” using the following links in England, Spanish or Portuguese on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.:
- YouTube (English)
- YouTube (Spanish)
- YouTube (Portuguese)
- Facebook (English)
- Facebook (Spanish)
- Church Broadcast Page (English)
- Church Broadcast Page (Spanish)
- Church Broadcast Page (Portuguese)
Learn more about “Luz de las Naciones” at Luzdelasnaciones.org.