Every August 15th, Acadians celebrate National Acadian Day by parading down St. Pierre Blvd. West. National Acadian Day was first declared as such in 1881.
Many are dressed in costume highlighting the colours of the Acadian flag, or have their faces painted with those colours. And everyone makes as much noise as they can ! Musicians, drummers, and percussionists mix with the crowd blowing whistles or banging pots and pans, as they make their way down the street.
I've heard "Tinatamarre" being loosely translated as "big ugly noise", or "deafening noise" ! Now you get the picture... The festivities continue that night with Acadian music, etc.
People come from all around the Maritimes to be a part of the celebrating, even if they're not Acadian. Acadians from as far away as Louisianna will come up for the Tintamarre.
You'll find more pics taken at the Tintamarre in my Travelogues.
The hotel, which opened in August, 2003, is among the newest properties built in the Town of...more
14 311 Route 11, Caraquet, E8N 2V6, Canada
Good for: Couples
139 bd. St. Pierre Ouest, E1W 1B7, Canada
Good for: Couples
9 Avenue du Caraquet
A nice, modern, licensed family restaurant.
The service was fine, and the food arrived piping hot. The restaurant overlooks the Baie des Chaleurs (Chaleur Bay), with lots of windows all around.
Their motto is, "Chez nous, vous êtes chez vous" (translated, "At our place, you're home").
Favorite Dish: It was my first time in here, and I had the large portion of their seafood casserole, at about CDN$17. It was delicious !
However, there are a variety of items on the menu if you're not a fan of seafood, most in a lower price range.
I'd definitely eat there again, and next time, I'll get a picture of the place.