As unique as it is diversified, the Acadian culture has everything to offer. Despite the absence of geographical borders, it remains alive in its traditions, its accents and its history.
No matter where they are in the world, Acadians share the same national symbols, which were chosen during the very first two Acadian national conventions held in the late 19th century. In 1881, the Acadian flag was chosen. It includes the three colours of the French flag (blue, white and red), with the addition of a golden star.
Ave Maris Stella was chosen as the Acadian national anthem. This song is in honour of Mary, patron of the Acadian people who were blessed by her protection. Therefore, the Acadian national holiday is celebrated on the same day as the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, August 15. On that day, the streets are full of Acadians celebrating their culture by making as much noise as they possibly can during the colourful “tintamarre”. Let yourself be carried away by the cacophony and come celebrate with us!