Paasfeesten 2021 canceled

  • Posted on: 2 February 2021
  • By: Paul

Dear fans of the Leuven Easter festival

In October last year we still hoped that the Corona problems would have disappeared by now. We thought we were realistic by dropping the international aspect and focussing on presentations by our local Leuven groups. But in de current circumstances, with the current numbers and predictions, and taking into account the restrictions on cultural manifestations, it does not seem feasible to organize an event with Easter that captures some of the atmosphere and dynamics of our Easter festival. Our city council indicated no large event was possible and the dance, flag waving and music groups are unable to prepare their performances.

Therefore we decided to cancel the 2021 Leuven Easter festival. We do it with a heavy heart, but delaying the decision, in view of the current prognosis, does not make sense.

We hope we can count on all of you for the 2021 edition.
We will consider possibilities to organize something later this year, e.g. in the summer, in cooperation with the Leuven groups and the city council, circumstances permitting, to put folk dance and traditional culture in the spotlight.

 

Thanks for your support and see you at our next edition!

Nico Roose, on behalf of the board

President Paasfeesten-Leuven vzw