Fredericton, August 13, 2021 – Shirley MacLean, the Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick, invites all New Brunswickers to celebrate National Acadian Day this Sunday, August 15, 2021.
“Whether we are Francophones or Anglophones, August 15 is a special day that allows us to celebrate the resilience and joie de vivre of the Acadian people,” said Commissioner MacLean. “I invite all of my fellow New Brunswickers to take advantage of this day to discover and celebrate Acadian history, customs, and culture.”
August 15 celebrations are being held in many cities and municipalities across the province. There is often traditional Acadian music and a tintamarre, a walk in the streets making noise to demonstrate the vitality and solidarity of Acadian society and to remind others of the Acadian presence.
“Francophones and Acadians make up about a third of our province,” added Commissioner MacLean. “It is by knowing each other and learning to understand each other that we will succeed in bringing our two linguistic communities together. Happy National Acadian Day to everyone!”
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