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Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

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Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

We are mystified!

Why do so many homes have decorative stars on the outside of the house, near the front door? They were various colors and from a distance, seemed to be made of metal.

We couldn't figure this out.....

~ Froggycamp

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1. Re: Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

It means they hit the jackpot and won the lotto.....

....just kidding, I don't know, it's just decoration I think.

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2. Re: Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

Could it be an Acadian thing?

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3. Re: Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

Just to clarify: A star is prominent on the Acadian flag. Could these stars be there to show pride in the Acadian heritage?

Of course, it could just be purely for decoration, like windchimes.

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4. Re: Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

I'm thinking Acadian as well"

did you find this more prominent in one area froggycamp ?

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5. Re: Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

I'm from PA and many of the homes around here have a large decorative metal star on them, but more so on the sides. I thought it was more of a Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish decoration as I often see them on country homes or farms.

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6. Re: Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

I've often wondered the same thing. The star on the Acadian flag is gold, and the stars that I've seen on houses are brown.

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7. Re: Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

It is an Acadian thing. We really noticed a lot of Acadian Pride in the Pubnico area. Many houses had the star and the Acadian flag.

Then last week a star appeared on a home here in Pugwash. They are not Acadian, so I thing some shops may be selling these.

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8. Re: Houses with decorative star at front door, Why??

I'll have to keep my eyes open "

I'm not a bit familiar with this star we are talking about ??

blondie **

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