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Grand Réveil Acadien (Great Acadian Awakening)

Louisiane-Acadie, Inc.

In the spirit of the Congrès Mondial Acadien, Louisiane-Acadie invites you to the second Grand Réveil Acadien (Great Acadian Awakening) to celebrate our Acadian heritage, featuring: Opening Ceremonies with Grammy winner, JoEl Sonnier | Local Cajun food and music festivals, including the world-famous Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. A conference on our shared Acadian history and heritage, including Acadian genealogy talks and presentations Workshops on Cajun food, dance, crafts, and music, French mass ,Tintamarre parade and more! The Grand Réveil Acadien is a state-wide two week celebration of language, music, history, culture, and Acadian influence in the heart of Louisiana. Virtually all activities are free and open to the public. The event kicks off in Lake Charles on October 3rd, moves on to Houma and Lafayette, and ends up in New Orleans on October 12th. Various activities and programs have also been organized in other communities throughout the Acadiana region. Check out GRA’s website for more details at