OCTOBER 3 to 12 2015
Louisiane-Acadie, Inc. is aiming to encourage all Acadians to participate in
the continued expression of the native French language and culture by announcing
a grand gathering of Acadians in Louisiana called the “Grand Réveil Acadien /
Great Acadian Awakening”.
Hosted by Louisianians, the entire region of South Louisiana is opening their
doors to welcome family and friends who want to celebrate and help maintain the
culture, customs, traditions and history of the Acadians. This celebration will
be held October 3rd through 11th, 2015 in four Acadian regions. New Orleans,
Houma, Lake Charles, and Lafayette will host events and celebrations closing
with a huge renewal of pride on the last day at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles at
Girard Park in Lafayette.
After engaging a group of young Louisianians to prepare and participate
in promoting Louisiana for the World Acadian Congress 2014, an awakening of
their heritage was visibly evident. “The Acadians of the Acadian Peninsula of
New Brunswick helped start a renaissance and an awakening of our younger
generation’s pride and interest in promoting the French language and culture of
their ancestors.” states President Ray Trahan.
In order to maintain our rich heritage, it is now time to take advantage of this renewal and to learn from the past. We should do everything we can to keep this hope alive. We’re asking Acadians and friends to join us in Louisiana to celebrate this unique, living culture! Vive l’Acadie et vive la Louisiane!