August 11, 2009

La Fête Nationale des Acadiens

The Acadian Memorial "A people without a past are a people without a future."

Laa Fête Nationale des Acadiens
National Day of the Acadians

August 15, 2009

121 South New Market
St. Martinville

Acadian Memorial Events

Acadian colors and attire encouraged (red, white, blue, and gold)

St. Martinville, LA ~ Saturday, August 15th! On this day St.
Martinville, Canada, and France celebrate la Fête Nationale de l’Acadie
or National Day of Acadians. The City of St. Martinville, Historic
District, and the Acadian Memorial / Museums, along with the
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site invite tourists and
friends to enjoy the ongoing activities happening around town. Come
spend the day in historic St. Martinville, we love company!

Events of the day:

The day will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Acadian Memorial with an
opportunity to hear and view the audio interactive of the mural, "The
Arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana".

1:00 PM ~ Flag ceremony - Lead by Sarah Roy, Acadian Memorial Choir

2:00 PM ~ A Patchwork of Memories story telling by Yvonne Thibodeaux
Bogan. She will share her short stories about growing up in the 1950s
rural French farming community of Richard in Southwest, LA.

3:30 PM ~ Thèatre Acadien / Vignettes on Deportation Story

5:30 PM ~ Meet at the A
.M. Hall to line up for procession / leave for
church at 5:50 p.m. / For Children:* Tintamarre (racket) is an Acadian
tradition showing Acadian pride by making as much noise as possible.
*Bring your own noise makers.

6:00 PM ~ French Mass at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, mother
church of the Acadians, with the Acadian Memorial French Choir

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ~ Enjoy dinner in the historic city’s wonderful

Maegan Berard
St. Martinville Tourism Department
P.O. Box 379
St. Martinville, LA 70582