National Acadian Day is Aug. 15

Acadian Affairs

August 14, 2017 2:40 PM

Acadians across the province will celebrate their heritage on National Acadian Day, Tuesday, Aug. 15.

"National Acadian Day is the opportunity for all Acadians to celebrate their culture and heritage with their families and friends," said Acadian Affairs and Francophonie Minister Lena Metlege Diab. "I encourage all Acadians, by birth or by heart, to proudly share their stories and partake of the rich Acadian culture here in Nova Scotia.”

Activities across the province include:
-- fun for the whole family at Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos, West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
-- tintamarre of the Festival Acadien de Clare, which starts at 6 p.m. in Saint-Bernard and Salmon River, Digby Co., followed by a show at Université Sainte-Anne in Church Point.
-- tintamarre leaving École acadienne de Truro at 5:45 p.m., followed by Maritime Marionettes from 6 to 7 p.m. and the band ACA-jam from 7 to 8 p.m. in Truro, Colchester Co.
-- flag-raising starting at noon at Grand Parade, 1790 Argyle St., Halifax, followed by a reception and a show at Halifax Central Library at 5 p.m.
-- tintamarre starting at 6:30 p.m. from Centre Les Trois Pignons in Chéticamp, Inverness Co.
-- flag raising at city hall in Sydney, to be followed by a tintamarre at 10:45 a.m. and an Acadian snack at Étoile de l’Acadie community centre.

The Acadian flag will be flown at Province House and Government House in Halifax.

As a division of the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Acadian Affairs and Francophonie contributes to the preservation and growth of Nova Scotia's Acadian and francophone community.

Nova Scotians can like the Office of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie at Facebook.com/Affairesacadiennes or follow the provincial government in French on Twitter @GouvNE.

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     Acadians across the province will celebrate their heritage

on National Acadian Day on Tuesday (August 15th).

     Acadian Affairs and Francophonie Minister Lena Metlege Diab

says National Acadian Day is the opportunity for all Acadians to

celebrate their culture and heritage with their families and

friends.

     Mrs. Diab encourages all Acadians, by birth or by heart, to

proudly share their stories and partake of the rich Acadian

culture here in Nova Scotia.

     Nova Scotians can like the Office of Acadian Affairs and

Francophonie on Facebook or follow the government in French on

Twitter.

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Media Contact: Ben Huyge
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