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La Mi-Careme Festivities

51 Old Cabot Trail Road Grand Étang

(902) 224-1016

La Mi-Careme Festivities

Le Centre de la Mi-Careme, Grand Etang, March 7-13, 2021.

The origin of Mi-Carême is lost in the mists of time. It has been celebrated in many European communities since the Middle Ages.

The essence of the carnival-like Mi-Carême is a spirit of joy, laughter, and mockery that contrasts with the Lenten period of austerity, severity, and penance leading up to Easter. Lent begins the day after Ash Wednesday and ends the day before Easter. Mi-Carême literally means the middle of Lent.

The Mi-Carême tradition crossed the Atlantic Ocean with the first French-speaking settlers to the New World.

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