National Acadian Day | 2023

National Acadian Day: August 15

Since 1881, Acadians have celebrated National Acadian Day on August 15. It is a day marked by colourful community festivals and family events, especially the tradition of “Tintamarre”: people march through the streets in their communities, making noise as they go to demonstrate the vitality and solidarity of the Acadian community.

Festival Quinzou 2023 in Halifax

Quinzou [/kɛz̃ ’u/] : From “Quinze août”—the 15th of August—the National Acadian Day.

  • Acadian Day Flag Raising & Municipal Proclamation

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 | noon to 1 p.m. | Grand Parade, 1770 Barrington Street

  • Free Evening Concert  celebrating National Acadian Day featuring P’Tit Belliveau, Sylvia Lelièvre with Marcel Lefort, Maxim Cormier’s Patouche Collective, Sylvie Boulianne.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 | 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Grand Parade, 1770 Barrington Street

Program of the Quinzou Festival 2023 in Halifax

National Acadian Day 2023