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Published on Mar 19, 2011
St. Martinville ~ Each year during early spring, the Acadian Memorial prepares a gathering of Cajun family and friends in the historic city of St. Martinville. This year on March 19th, celebrate the Acadian Museums program of the history, heritage, traditions, culture, and story of the Acadian/Cajuns of Louisiana inside the museum and memorial, and outside in the Evangeline Oak Park situated along the Bayou Teche.
The festival goal is to remind us of the need to preserve and protect the Cajun traditions, to communicate the authenticity of the strong culture, to make the site/history come alive, to solidify the fit with the community, and to collaborate with the community and the surrounding areas.
The "Cajuns" are known around the world as the symbol of Louisiana; people are attracted to their warm culture. Hosting this colorful museum style festival fosters pride in Louisiana's Acadian legacy, creating a closer understanding of their unique influence on the Acadiana area and the entire state.
The Acadian Memorial Foundation and Staff invites you to participate, engage in Cajun traditions, with a sense of "stepping back in time" with a reenactment of the Acadians arrival in Louisiana during the mid 1700s. Join with the Acadians make this family, museum-style festival a day of fun and discovery.
This year's honored families are Boudreaux and Guillotte. (2011)