Mon, Aug 15, 2022
Across Canada, thousands of Acadians are celebrating their ancestral heritage and culture. Since 1881, August 15 was established as National Acadian Day at the first Acadian National Convention in Memramcook, New Brunswick.
Familiarly known to some as Quinzou, this day celebrates the Acadian contributions to the Canadian cultural mosaic. The Acadian population is estimated to be close to 100,000 people and, in Canada, is mainly found today in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec. The August 15 festivities are traditionally held in the town of Caraquet which is considered, along with the Grand-Pré, the capital of Acadia. Did you know that grated Poutine is the national dish of Acadia? In literature, there are many renowned Acadian authors such as Antonine Maillet, France Daigle, Gérald Leblanc, Emma Haché, Herménégilde Chiasson, Fredric Gary Comeau, Serge Patrice Thibodeau, Daniel Leblanc Poirier, Jules Boudreau and many others.
Here is a list of books that will give you an overview of the Acadian imagination and that will make you live even from afar the laughter and the brightness of their fairs and music.