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Festivals Acadian kicking off the weekend festival

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Festival to celebrate the cajun-creole culture of our community

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 1:30pm

Preparations are underway to kick off the Festivals Acadian starting tonight at 5 pm with the cutting of the boudin links and going on through Sunday.  This festival started back in 1974 with the intent of the festival being to get people to pay attention and appreciate our culture here in south Louisiana and celebrate it.

"It's home-made.  It's a self-celebration.  A lot of the musicians were talking this morning and they asked what makes this special for you, and they said it's a family reunion.  It's a really big family reunion," says Barry Ancelet, president of Festivals Acadian.

Ancelet says this festival is a chance for local musicians and local cooks to put on their A game to help celebrate and experience cutting edge of cajun-creole culture.

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