Monday, August 11, 2008

ACADIAN DAY will soon be here, on friday august 15th there will be celebrations everywhere.
The photo above was taken in Cap Pele ,I could not resist taking the photo. As you can see even the children take part in the celebrations. So where ever you are, do something to celebrate, even if it is just going around the block with an acadian flag or having some decorations around your home. There will be Tintarmarres or parades ,usually held around 6pm with people marching to the sound of pots n pans and whistles and horns, some will be dressed in blues whites yellow and reds, some with be carrying acadian flags.
Then there will be music, lots of it, with people joining in the songs and clapping their hands and stomping their feet to the beat. It is a great event, and it is growing every year, more and more people are participating. They celebrate far and wide ,from New Brunswick, to Nova Scotia,to PEI, to Louisiana and other places that I am sure I do not know about.
I am in New Brunswick, and we are having celebrations all over. I have attended one at Le Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche, it was a very successful event, I have attended one in Dieppe , it too was a great success, both places had so many people it was heartwarming to see so many Acadians at one place and at the same time. Now this year we have decided to go to Memramcook, for their celebrations, I hear they are going to have some Acadian dishes, mmmm I sure hope one of them will be Poutine Rapees. They will be holding a Mass first of all , then music , then food, then music again, I intend on taking my camera and taking lots of photos, then we are not sure where we will end, maybe we will finish the evening at the Dieppe celebrations. Nevertheless it will be a memorable day. What will you be doing to celebrate that day? I wonder!. No matter how you celebrate , I just want to say Have a great time, Happy Acadian Day.
Et a tous les Acadiens et Acadiennes, je vous souhaites beaucoup de fun a la fetes Acadien vendredi prochain.
Have a great day


Setu said...

Boujour "Petite Acadienne" (désolé si vous mesurez plus d'1,80 m ;-) ) Juste un petit salut pour dire que vos compatriotes musiciens du Nouveau Brunswick ont eu beaucoup de succès la semaine dernière au festival interceltique de Lorient, ici en Bretagne. Quelle vigueur, quelle santé! On vous aime bien. Setu

alineskee said...

Un gros merci de votre information de nos compatriotes en Bretagne,c'est toujour un plaisir de recevoir ces nouvelles.