All Cajuns are related!
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Here's a trick that Cousin Anna shared with me about searching for names on the pages of this website. No matter which browser you use--Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google's excellent Chrome--just hit Ctrl-F on your keyboard, and a window will appear at the top of the page, allowing you to search for whatever you desire.
I have consolidated Books Four and Five into a single Book Four, again. As a result, the "Synthesis" will be more streamlined when it's done. Enjoy. sac 3-6-15
What are your plans for the
next Grand Réveil Acadien, coming to South Louisiana in
early October? It will be similar to the event held in 2011.
Sadly, there is little chance the Congrés Mondial Acadien will
return to South Louisiana. The second one was held there in
1999, but the first one, in 1994, and all of the others since 2004,
have been celebrated in the Maritime provinces of Canada. The next
one, in fact, in 2019, will be held in southeastern New Brunswick
and on Prince Edward Island. The World Congresses are always
held in August, which is a brutal time in the bayou country;
moreover, since 2004, Acadian communities have been required to
submit bids to host the Congrés, and the expense of such a
large event runs into the millions. The Grand Réveil Acadien,
held between the World Congresses, serves as a
gathering of Cajuns and their Acadian cousins from around the world,
but closer to home--a sort of mini-World Congress, if you will.
The theme of this second Grand Réveil will be "250 Years in
the Making," the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Halifax
exiles at New Orleans and their resettlement on Bayou Teche and
along the Mississippi--the birth of the Cajun culture in Louisiana
(see Book Five).
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