1884

A blue, white and red flag with a yellow star is raised in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island

The flag becomes the symbol of the Acadians of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The Acadian flag was proposed by Catholic priest and educator Marcel-François Richard at the second National Acadian Convention in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island. It featured the colours of the French flag and a yellow star representing Our Lady of the Assumption, the patron saint of Acadians. It was a compromise between the various nationalist factions influenced by France, Quebec and the clergy. These groups found themselves divided between tradition and modernization, between belonging to the greater Francophonie and maintaining a distinct Acadian identity.