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“Gorgeous masks and tastes of Acadian culture!”

Centre de la Mi-careme
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Owner description: Le Centre de la Mi-Carême is devoted to the old French tradition of the Mi-Carême or the Mid-Lent Break. In the midst of the 40 days of Lent, a group of people decided they deserved a break... and so the tradition was born. Dressing up, going house to house having others guess who is under the mask followed by kitchen parties, food & drink galore. The Mid-Lent break started as a day, and now lasts a whole week, ending in our very Centre with a Gala on the Saturday evening! As well as learning about our long living tradition, the gallery presents an array of beautiful handcrafted masks & papier maché masterpieces. Come on in and explore our crazy tradition to gain a taste of our culture. For those who want to dive right in, we offer workshops on the making and the painting of masks!
sunnyvale, ca
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“Gorgeous masks and tastes of Acadian culture!”
Reviewed 28 September 2012

I really enjoyed this attraction, which presents a slice-of-life of this tucked-away community, as well as keeping a tradition enduring. The museum-keepers are welcoming - they showed us mask-making and rug-hooking in progress, and fed us homemade fudge. The masks are beautiful, and the multimedia exhibits are captivating. Fun for all ages.

Visited September 2012
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