Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Bonne Fete des Acadiens!!


I'm feeling so homesick. I always do every August 15 - the Acadian National Holiday. I wish I were back home getting ready for the partys and the tintamarre. Literally translated, "tintamarre" means "loud racket." every year on the 15th of August (the Acadian national holiday) at 6:00 pm, some 25,000 people march down a closed-off segment of Saint-Pierre Boulevard in Caraquet, making as much noise as possible with anything they can get their hands on: pots, pans, shakers, drums, tin cans, whistles, etc. The sheer spirit, the raw energy and the wild enthusiasm of this sea of people made-up in Acadian colours and waving Acadian flags is simply impossible to top. It's an ancient Acadian tradition which was revived in 1979 as part of the celebrations surrounding Acadie's 375th year of existence.



Why am I here, wishing I was there ? Well first my husband isn't really an Acadian. Well he is, but he grew up in Ottawa and Fredericton mostly and has never celebrated his acadian heritage. My 3 best friends aren't acadian and I've lost touch with most of my friends up home :/ I'm sure if I drove myself to Caraquet and went to the tintamarre I would be reunited with a lot of friends, but I'm not adventurous enough to go alone. Tina likes to party, maybe I could make her dress in red,white and blue and pretend to be acadian and come with me to Dieppe's lame attempt at an Acadian party tonight hehe. Doh, I just remembered her vacation is over. Maybe I'll have to drag Steph hehe.



Ave Maris Stella

Ave Maris Stella,
Dei Mater Alma,
Atque Semper Virgo
Felix Coeli Porta

Acadie ma patrie
À ton nom, je me lie,
Ma vie, ma foi sont à toi
Tu me protégeras.

Acadie ma patrie (mon pays)
Ma terre et mon défi
De près, de loin tu me tiens
Mon cœur est acadien

Acadie, ma patrie
Ton histoire, je la vis
La fierté, je te la dois
En l'avenir, je crois

Ave Marie Stella
Dei Mater Alma
Atque Semper Virgo
Felix Coeli Porta

8 comments:

Sno Pea said...

What's going on in Dieppe??

crazymrsnancy said...

17h30 – le tintamarre debute dansl e stationnement de la Place Champlain pour se rendre au site du Mercredi Show (arriere de l’arena Centenaire) (behind caisse populaire on champlain)

18h15 – Levee du drapeau Acadien, Interpretation de l’Ave Maris Stellas

Ceremonie protocolaire

19h – En premiere partie, l’artiste Paul Dwayne

20h45 – Defile du Mardi Gras et la presence de Roger Duplessis

21h – Deuxieme partie – George Belliveau

Les festivites sont gratuites

Are you going ? :) I hope it stops raining...

Sno Pea said...

Waille, c'est de valeur qui mouille, j'aurais bien aimer aller...pas plaisant dans la pluie!!!
Toi y vas tu?

crazymrsnancy said...

Well j'pense pas que ca m'tente de m'assire dans la pluie pour watcher tcheque country guy que j'connais pas :/ But j'ai dit a Steph que j'voulais manger du baloney frier avec des patates mashees pis du gravy pis des pois pis boire d'la biere pour feeler comme is j'tais par chenous LOL

Sno Pea said...

LOL. Hey as tu deja asseyer du baloney frier avec de la melasse? Nous autres c'est de meme qu'on mangeait ca. Miam! Of course avec de la biere la. LOL

crazymrsnancy said...

Ah yeah ? Wow j'ai jamais entendu parler de ca!! faudra que j'essaie ca hehe J'me demande si ils vont passer le tintamarre de caraquet sur la tv rogers cette annee encore. J'espere.... a moins que ca passe en meme temps que Big Brother ou Rockstar LOL

Sno Pea said...

ahaha! J'manque toujours BB moi, j'sais jamais quand ca joue, so asteur chu toute melee. But yeah, essaye la melasse la. Ca vaut la peine! J'pense pas que j'ecouterais le tintamarre moi la, ca me tenterais trop d'etre la bas!

Scatterbrain said...

I would much rather dress up in re and blue and go stand in the rain in dieppe then go to my energy draining night shift. I'd even rather go nakid with blue and red body paint then go to work....

lol