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.

National Acadian Day highlights the contribution of Acadians to the Canadian cultural fabric, recognizes their historical presence on the land, and celebrates their cultural specificity in all its diversity.

Find an activity

In many places across the country, activities are taking place to celebrate the heritage, history and culture of the Acadian people.

Use the interactive map to find what’s happening near you.

Share where and how you will be celebrating by using the hashtag #NationalAcadianDay on social media.

Celebrate Canada

Learn more about Celebrate Canada days and take part in the activities happening in your community.

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