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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The Acadian flag was established at the Second Acadian Convention in 1884 at Miscouche, Prince Edward Island. Father Richard brought it with him. It is a French flag ... tricolor blue, white, and red ... with a gold star at the top left. The star represents the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the Acadians. It is used to represent Acadians worldwide.

Acadians in the diaspora have adopted other symbols. The flag of Acadians in Louisiana, known as Cajuns, was designed by Thomas J. Arceneaux of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and adopted by the Louisiana legislature as the official emblem of the Acadiana region in 1974.

A group of New England Acadians attending Le Congrès Mondial Acadien in Nova Scotia in 2004, endorsed a design for a New England Acadian flag by William Cork, and are advocating for its wider acceptance.

Flag of Acadiana region of Louisiana
Flag of New England Acadians

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