"If you believe that Christmas hasn't evolved in Acadie over the past 125 years, think again! The book is full of tidbits, testimonials and even copies of newspaper ads." - Brian Cormier
Based on written sources and interviews with Acadians throughout the Maritimes, Acadian Christmas Traditions offers a fascinating look at the evolution of Christmas.
This very readable book shows how customs, both spiritual and secular, take hold in families, in villages, and in a culture as a whole.
Georges Arsenault, the well-known historian and folklorist, examines all the aspects of the feast of Christmas, from midnight mass to holiday foods. As he chronicles the cultural changes that have taken place over the centuries, he proves that Acadian Christmas today is the result of a wonderful blending of old, new, and borrowed traditions.