Acadiana - 4"X6" Stick Flag
Our 4" x 6" Acadina stick flags are made from a high quality, silk-like polyester fabric. They feature a hemmed flag mounted on a black plastic 10 inch staff with a gilded spear point. These versatile stick flags can be used on tabletops and desks, to wave in parades, or to decorate flower arrangements.
Bases for the stick flags are sold separately and are available in our Accessories section.
Acadiana, or The Heart of Acadiana, (Cajun French: L'Acadiane) is the official name given to the French Louisiana region that is home to a large Francophone population.In 1965, Thomas J. Arceneaux designed a flag for Acadiana.Arceneaux was a professor at University of Southwestern Louisiana, now University of Louisiana at Lafayette and had derived the flag from the university seal. In 1974, the Louisiana legislature officially adopted Arceneaux's design as the official Acadiana flag. The three white fleurs-de-lis on the blue field represent the French heritage of Acadiana, the gold star on the white field symbolizes Saint Mary, Our Lady of the Assumption, patron saint of Acadiana (the star also symbolizes the active participation of the Cajuns in the American Revolution, as soldiers under General Bernardo de GÃ¡lvez, Spanish governor of Louisiana). The gold tower on the red field represents Spain, which governed Louisiana when the Acadians arrived.
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