1881

Acadians assert themselves as a people with a distinct national identity

The first Acadian national convention is held in Memramcook, New Brunswick, and will become the foundation of what modern Acadia is today.

The first convention, as well as the second held 1884 in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, are of particular interest because it was there that Acadians first asserted themselves as distinct from French Canadians.

They adopted symbols that embodied their unique identity: a patron saint, a national holiday, a flag and an anthem.

Source: Canada Post Corporation

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