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Lafayette Parish's Bicentennial


Lafayette Parish is at the heart of Louisiana's Cajun & Creole Country. The area's cultural origins date back to the 18th century, when Canada's Acadians were expelled and settled in Louisiana among the Atakapa-Ishak and other Indigenous Peoples. Over the years, the blending of Native, French, Creole, African, Spanish, Lebanese, Jewish and other European and Asian cultures has made this area the special place it is.

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In 2023, Lafayette Parish celebrated its bicentennial with a series of events throughout the year that honored the history of the parish.


200 for 200 Series

To celebrate the people, places, history, and heritage of Lafayette Parish, we have partnered with the Acadiana Advocate to launch 200 for 200. 


200 articles will be posted throughout 2023 honoring the historical places, influential people, and culture that make Lafayette Parish unique.

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