Joint Resolution Recognizing Franco-American Day

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Maine State Legislature



Document Type



Acadian Archives, MCC-00414

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Franco-American Day was celebrated for the first time at the Maine State Capitol in Augusta on March 6, 2002 . One third of the population of Maine is of French and Canadian descent. In recognition of this historic presence and the contributions of the Franco-American population to the State of Maine, a resolution was passed during the first session of the 128th Legislature declaring Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to be Franco-American Day in the State of Maine. Representative John Martin of Eagle Lake sponsored the resolution.

Franco-American Day has been regularly recognized in this fashion since 2002. The event typically takes place in March or April; it has often involved inductions into the Franco-American Hall of Fame.

According to the Madawaska Historical Society, the Legislature had established a precedent by recognizing Acadian Day in the State of Maine on June 28, 1978.


French; English




French Canadians; Quebec; Acadians; Franco-Americans

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