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Vermilionville will celebrate Acadian Culture Day

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The Bayou Vermilion District's Vermilionville will celebrate their annual Acadian Culture Day on Sunday, August 11 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at their historic village.

Every year Vermilionville hosts this free event for the public to explore how the Acadian community maintains their heritage.

This year's Acadian Culture Day will focus on family folklore and the activities planned for the day will include: tarte cooking demonstrations; artisan demonstrations such as trapping, job's tear rosaries, quilting, wood carving, Mardi Gras capuchon and mask making, open hearth cooking and old-time washing and clothesline hanging; canoe paddles in Le Petit Bayou; games and crafts for children including tintamarre noise makers, rag dolls and Acadiana flag making; sharing circles on Healing Traditions & Superstitions; film screenings of Tintamarre - On the Trail of Acadians in North America by André Gladu and T'Galop by Conni Castille; and music in the Performance Center by La Recolte Band and the Al Berard Family Band as well as dance lessons before each band.

Each year for Acadian Culture Day Vermilionville presents a representative of the community with the Acadian Cultural Preservation Award in recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the preservation of the culture and the community. This year's recipient is Richard Guidry for his impact on multiple levels of the Acadian community.

Past award recipients include: the Michot Family, Pat Mire, Aldus Roger, Floyd Sonnier, Camey Doucet, Warren Perrin, Eddie Richard, A.J. LeBlanc, Karl Breaux, Pete Bergeron, Elaine Clément, Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux, Dr. Ray Brassieur and Edward Cazayoux.

 

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