It is in 1884 during the second Acadian national convention held in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, that Acadians from the Maritimes chose their national flag.
It includes the three colours of France, the mother country, in order to represent the Acadian ancestors. Because the colour blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary, the star is placed in the blue portion of the flag. The star also symbolizes Our Lady of the Assumption, patron saint of Acadians, and serves as a guide for the Acadian people.
The golden yellow of the star, the papal colour, represents the devotion of the Acadians of the time to the Catholic Church, and the critical role the church played in their lives.