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Vermilionville, Sunday, August 13, 2023
Acadian Culture Day
300 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA
St. Martinville, Tuesday, August 15, 2023
National Day of the Acadians
Date chosen in 1881 at the first National Convention of the Acadians held in Memramcook, New Brunswick, to coincide with the feast day of Our Lady of the Assumption, patron saint of the Acadians.
La Fête Dieu du Teche – Boat procession on Bayou Teche. Begins with a Mass at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin, LA. Google Fete Dieu du Teche for details.
Raceland, Tuesday, August 15 2023
French Mass at St. Hilary the Poitiers Catholic Church, 333 Twin Oaks Drive, Raceland ph: 985.537.6002
Clare & Argyle, Nova Scotia, August 10-18, 2024
Congrès Mondial Acadien
The Congrès Mondial Acadien, or World Acadian Congress, is an international gathering of Acadians from around the world, held every 5 years. Its mission is to fortify the ties among Acadian communities around the globe.
Contact: Sally Kenney, Family Reunions Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Réveil Acadien/Great Acadian Awakening, October 11-19, 2025
This 9-day event celebrating Acadian/Cajun culture and history will take place at various venues around the Acadiana region. Produced by Louisiane-Acadie, who partners with different parish and state agencies, the event will feature speakers, music, Cajun cuisine and more. Families are encouraged to invite their northern cousins down and organize family reunions during this time. Contact Louisiane-Acadie board member Gayle Breaux Smith for more details: email@example.com
Calvin Leger and friends are working to form a group of friends of all ages called LA Voyageurs.
This group would represent the Voyageurs of Canada in the 1600 through the 1800s who used canoes to bring furs and goods to the dock markets. The fur trade began in the 1600s in what is now Canada. It continued for more than 250 years.
The vision for this group would be to create a group of friends who would like to dress in period clothing that represent the French and / or Canadian families who migrated to Louisiana in the 1600’s and 1700’s. How original or elaborate your costume is up to you.
With this group we would create an e-mail list of all who are interested then send out an e-mail to the group for any event that we are interested in attending. No attendance is required.
If you are interested in becoming an LA Voyageur, please provide your email address to Calvin Leger: firstname.lastname@example.org