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The Acadian Flag of Louisiana The flag of Acadians in Louisiana, known as Cajuns , was designed by Thomas J. Arceneaux of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette , and adopted by the Louisiana legislature as the official emblem of the Acadiana region in 1974 .

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the acadian flag of louisiana
The Acadian Flag of Louisiana
  • The flag of Acadians in Louisiana, known as Cajuns, was designed by Thomas J. Arceneaux of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and adopted by the Louisiana legislature as the official emblem of the Acadiana region in 1974.
  •  This flag is identified with Acadians who migrated to Louisiana.  Louisiana made this flag the official flag of the Acadiana area in 1974.
  •  It divides the 3 colors a bit differently (see image to the right).  On the flag are 3 symbols.
  • Go to the next slide to see the meaning behind the symbols. 

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The three fleur-de-lis on the blue field represent the French heritage.  The fleur-de-lis is a symbol of the kings of France.

The gold star on the white background represents the Virgin Mary, (Our Lady of Assumption), Patroness of the Acadians.  This represented their Catholic faith.

Another interpretation is that the star is a reminder of the efforts of the Acadian volunteers in removing British from areas adjacent to the Spanish Louisiana boarder (Baton Rouge, Mobile, Pensacola) under Louisiana Governor Galvez.

The gold castle (or tower) on the red field represents the Spanish kingdom, who allowed and even assisted the Acadians in settling their new homeland.