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Acadian Flag design

Contributed by L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage

The Acadian Flag was designed by Father Marcel-Francois Richard and sewn byMarie Babineau in 1883.

Taken by Father Richard to the Second Acadian Convention in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, Canada, it was adopted as the symbol for Acadians throughout the world in 1884.

The flag has the colors of the French flag: blue, white and red with a gold star in the uper left corner that represents Mary, the Virgin Mother, who guided the outcast Acadians through storms and sufferings.

It took a long time for American Acadians to recognize this flag but now it can be seen flying on many public and private buildings all over the United States and especially in Maine.

A similar Acadian flag that has a Fleur-de-lis on the star is mostly seen in the Louisiana area.

Other Information


  • Title: Acadian Flag design
  • Creator: Societe Nationale des Acadiens
  • Creation Date: 2002
  • Subject Date: 1883
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME, NB, PE
  • Media: fabric
  • Dimensions (cm): 55.9 x 91.4
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

L'Heritage Vivant Living Heritage
P.O. Box 165, Van Buren, ME 04785
(207) 868-2691

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