Lafayette, Louisiana — [October 21st] -- In a groundbreaking collaboration aimed at enriching the vibrant tapestry of cultural celebrations, Breizh Amerika, a pioneer in promoting Breton culture in Louisiana, and the renowned Celtic Bayou Festival have joined hands. This partnership promises to infuse the festival atmosphere with the rich heritage of Brittany, bringing a touch of its unique traditions and lively spirit to the heart of Cajun country.
The Celtic Bayou Festival, a beloved annual event in Lafayette, has long been a stronghold of Irish, Irish-American, and Celtic cultures. Eager to broaden their horizons and offer festival-goers a more immersive experience, the organizers eagerly sought a partner with a deep understanding of Breton culture. Breizh Amerika, with its years of dedicated efforts to promote Breton heritage in Louisiana, emerged as the ideal collaborator.
Why Breizh Amerika?
Breizh Amerika's extensive history of organizing Breton-themed events across the United States, especially in Louisiana, made it the natural choice for the Celtic Bayou Festival. Their commitment to preserving and promoting Breton traditions aligns seamlessly with the festival's vision of celebrating diverse Celtic cultures. By partnering with Breizh Amerika, the Celtic Bayou Festival aims to provide festival-goers with an authentic glimpse into Breton heritage, fostering cultural appreciation and understanding.
The Partnership Signing: A Symbol of Unity
The partnership was formalized during a memorable signing ceremony, attended by Charles Kergaravat, President of Breizh Amerika, and Tony Davoren, representing the Celtic Bayou Festival. The in-person signing highlighted the shared enthusiasm and commitment of both organizations to enhance the festival experience for attendees. Additionally, the signing took place in the presence of 50 VIPs from the city of Lafayette, underscoring the community's support for this significant cultural collaboration.
About the Celtic Bayou Festival
The Celtic Bayou Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza set in the heart of Cajun country, Lafayette, Louisiana. Rooted in the celebration of diverse Irish, Irish-American, and Celtic cultures, the festival offers a variety of music, dance, cuisine, and crafts. Participants enjoy a captivating experience that honors the traditions and heritage of the Celtic world, creating an inclusive atmosphere for people of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate.
About Breizh Amerika Breizh
Amerika stands as a beacon of Breton culture in the United States, organizing Breton-themed events since 2015. With a mission to promote cultural exchanges and preserve linguistic heritage, Breizh Amerika fosters connections between Bretons, the Breton diaspora, and Americans with Breton roots. Through their events and initiatives, they bring the enchantment of Brittany to American shores, bridging cultural gaps and creating lasting bonds.
is an organization established to create, facilitate, promote, and sponsor wide-ranging innovative and collaborative cultural and economic projects that strengthen and foster relations and cooperation between the United States of America and the region of Brittany, France.