Annual St. Anne’s Sunday in Lennox Island

Each year on the last Sunday of July, the Lennox Island Band Council hosts St. Anne’s Sunday with mass, a lobster feast, a parade and other events. This annual celebration dates to 1600s when French missionaries introduced the Mi’kmaq to Catholicism. At that time, Grand Chief Membertou was intrigued by similarities in the symbols and rituals of the Christian religion and traditional Indigenous spirituality. He was later baptized at Port-Royale (today Nova Scotia), thus beginning a blending of Indigenous spirituality and Christianity among many Mi’kmaq.

St. Anne’s Sunday is estimated to happen July 30th, 2023. Check back later in the year for more information!

parade seafood

July 30, 2023

North Cape Coastal

Lennox Island