Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Hundreds celebrate French culture at Tintamarre

Sask.’s first parade makes lots of noise down Main Street on Wednesday
Crystal Schick/Times-Herald
Hundreds of French and immersion students march
down Main Street Moose Jaw in Sask.’s first ever
Tintamarre celebration on March 15, 2017.

By Lisa Goudy

Cheering, dancing and loud music filled Main Street as hundreds of excited French Moose Javians waved their Fransaskois flags.

Banging pots, pans and wooden spoons, some children were dressed in costumes and some wore temporary Fransaskois flag tattoos and face paint.

It was Moose Jaw and Saskatchewan’s first Tintamarre celebration, a tradition dating back to 1755 in Nova Scotia.

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