What Do The Colors And Symbols On The Cajun Acadian Flag Really Mean?
The Acadiana flag, in my opinion, is awesome. I've always loved the way it looks. However, I've never really known what the colors and symbols on the flag actually stood for. I decided to do a lil research and find out!
The flag was designed in 1965 by Dr. Thomas Arceneaux of USL (UL), to honor of the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Acadians in Louisiana. In 1974 it was made the official flag of Acadiana.
From acadian-cajun.com -
"On the flag are 3 symbols. The gold castle on the red field represents the Spanish kingdom, who allowed and even assisted the Acadians in settling their new homeland. The silver fleur-de-lis on the blue field represents their French heritage. The gold star on the white background respresents the Virgin Mary, patron saint of the Acadians."
So there ya geaux! Now go out and fly your Acadiana flag HIGH!