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title La Mi-Careme
creator Arsenault, Georges
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description If you happen to be travelling in an Acadian community such as St. Edward, Abram's Village, or Mont Carmel on a certain March evening, and you meet some oddly-dressed characters wearing masks and armed with sticks, don't panic! And, whatever you do, don't call the cops! They probably are the "Mi- Caremes" making their annual pilgrimage around the countryside. The Mi-Careme is a French tradition once popular in all Island Acadian villages and still alive in a few of them. This custom marks the middle of Lent, hence its name, Mi-Careme or "mid-Lent." As the dates for this forty-day period of penance and spiritual preparation vary from year to year, the Mi-Careme event has no fixed date. It is generally accepted on the Island, however, that it lasts two days, occurring on the fourth Wednesday and Thursday following Mardi Gras.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1981
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-123
source 09
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title La Mi-Careme
creator Arsenault, Georges
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description If you happen to be travelling in an Acadian community such as St. Edward, Abram's Village, or Mont Carmel on a certain March evening, and you meet some oddly-dressed characters wearing masks and armed with sticks, don't panic! And, whatever you do, don't call the cops! They probably are the "Mi- Caremes" making their annual pilgrimage around the countryside. The Mi-Careme is a French tradition once popular in all Island Acadian villages and still alive in a few of them. This custom marks the middle of Lent, hence its name, Mi-Careme or "mid-Lent." As the dates for this forty-day period of penance and spiritual preparation vary from year to year, the Mi-Careme event has no fixed date. It is generally accepted on the Island, however, that it lasts two days, occurring on the fourth Wednesday and Thursday following Mardi Gras.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1981
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-123
source 09
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.