August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
Commemoration Day – August 14, 2019

In 2019, Miscouche will light up like never before. The day of August 14, 2019, will not only be a celebration of the second Acadian National Convention, held in Miscouche in 1884, but also an opportunity to recognize the importance of the steps that were taken at that time, which were so significant for Acadians.

“The 1884 National Convention had a significant impact on the development of the Acadian identity and the very foundation of what was to become modern Acadie,” said Emmanuelle LeBlanc, artistic director of Commemoration Day. “The Miscouche Convention is a big part of Acadian history; it was then that Acadians adopted a flag and a national anthem and celebrated their national day for the first time.”

To design the celebrations, the artist was inspired by a combination of past and present elements. She is planning several activities in partnership with the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island in Miscouche, a big show with Acadian artists from various disciplines, and a modern square dance. The highlight of the evening will no doubt be a sound and light show projected on the Miscouche church at nightfall.