Acadia National Festival
Acadia National Festival is held on August 15. This event in the second decade of the month August is annual. Help us
The National Acadian Day is the first of the Acadian symbols that was chosen. It was at the first national convention held in Memramcook in 1881 that the Acadian elites had the mandate to choose the date of this celebration. The choice of the date generated a debate among the executive of the convention.
On the one hand, some advocated June 24, St-Jean-Baptiste Day (the feast of French Canadians at the time and the national holiday of Quebec today). On the other side, we advocated the adoption of the feast on August 15, Assumption Day.
Since June 19, 2003, a “National Acadian Day” has existed under a law passed by the Parliament of Canada.
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