The Village of Petit-Rocher will hold celebrations to mark Acadian National Day on Sunday August 15.
On the schedule:
Brunch organized by the Club de l'Âge d'Or at la Salle Blanche from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In the afternoon in front of the municipal building in Petit-Rocher, you'll find several kiosks, inflatable games for children, face painting for children and music with Stéphane LeBlanc from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and with Ronald LeBlanc from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
The Tintamarre and the official ceremony will begin at 5.45 p.m. starting at the municipal building in Petit-Rocher, then the tintamarre will continue on foot in rue du Havre (rue du quai) to the Chapiteau RH Frenette at the back of École Le Tournesol.
From 6:30 p.m. at the Chapiteau RH Frenette , there will be music with La Famille LeBlanc and Matt Boudreau then fireworks will end the evening at 10 p.m.
* In the event of health restrictions related to COVID-19, the event may be canceled *
What is a "Tintamarre"?
The simple explanation is: Make noise to demonstrate your Acadian pride!
This Acadian tradition takes place on the day celebrating "La Journée nationale de l'Acadie" on August 15th. People dress in Acadian colors; blue, white and red with a little bit of yellow, and make noise by means of drums, bells, trumpets or any other sound making object. All are welcome to join the celebrations and participate in them. Acadian music, dances and a joyous mood will definitely be part of the celebrations!
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