The Festival de l’Escaouette
Since 1976, during the summer, visitors can share with the local residents a festive atmosphere with traditions and old customs. To explain the definition of Escaouette, we must refer back to Latin sources. In Latin, the word ESCA means "food". When our ancestors celebrated Candlemas, they mostly celebrated the feast of food, the Feast of the ESCA. In 1976, Festival organizers unanimously chose a name typical of our region "The Festival de l’Escaouette", an Acadian cultural event in Chéticamp during the summer months.
The goal of the Festival is to preserve and inform residents and visitors of the Acadian heritage, and strengthen ties between the Acadian cultural organizations of Chéticamp.