National Acadian Day

The Acadian people, pioneers and builders of the country, have celebrated Acadian Day on August 15 since 1881, the year in which the first national Acadian convention was held in Memramcook, New Brunswick. The National Acadian Day Act was passed by the Government of Canada in 2003.

Events during the celebrations of National Acadian Day on August 15 highlight the contribution of Acadians to the Canadian cultural fabric, recognize their historical presence on the land, and celebrate their cultural specificity in all its diversity.


Find an activity

The celebrations to mark National Acadian Day will enable Acadians from across Canada to get together and celebrate their unique heritage and history. Discover the events happening across the country on our interactive map. Note: If you are planning on attending an activity, make sure you follow the public health guidelines in effect in your area.

List of events | Mobile version

Happy National Acadian Day!

Acadians celebrate big on August 15! Watch the video and share your best memories of National Acadian Day on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms using #NationalAcadianDay.



Happy National Acadian Day! (Transcript)

Celebrate Canada

Take advantage of the numerous virtual celebrations being held this year to discover and appreciate the wealth and diversity of Canadian society. Show your love of Canada and your pride in being Canadian!

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