Tintamarre Parade Draws Thousands of Acadian Descendants to Madawaska, Maine

Tintamarre, the traditional Acadian parade that for the 2014 World Acadian Congress was planned to be one of the biggest ever, and which wound its way down Main Street in Madawaska making the biggest racket possible. It made an amazing amount of noise — and it certainly was one of the biggest ever, with preliminary estimates from World Acadian Congress organizers putting the total number of people in the parade between 10,000 and 12,000.

Many events were held, including the all night Acadie Fille D’Amerique concert, featuring Canadian and Louisianian bands. The parade and concert capped off a full slate of celebrations for National Acadian Day, Aug. 15, the single biggest day of celebration for the entire World Acadian Congress.

You can read more and see many photographs and a video in the Bangor Daily News at http://goo.gl/qxTEPM.

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Oh my stars! 10-12,000 Acadians in one small town! Sounds awesome.
Laissez les bons temps rouler, indeed.

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I was there! Thanks for highlighting an amazing couple of weeks. Thousands of people gathered from Louisiana, Canada, Maine and France. It was awesome

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