“The Clocheteur des Trépassés” or Bellman of the Dead
Formerly, at night on the eve of All Souls’ Day (November 2), the church bells were wildly pealed, and people ran about the streets of the village ringing hand bells and saying in a loud and serious voice these words:
Entre vous gens qui dormez,
Pensez a l’éternité!
Priez Dieu pour les fideles trépassés.
Requiescat in pace.
Those among you who sleep;
Think of eternity!
Pray God for the faithful dead.
Rest in peace!
History of the Cajuns: Encyclopedia of Cajun Life - Holidays