Happy Fête Nationale à la France!

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Greetings to all our French friends and family on your national day. Hope you’re able to celebrate as much as possible in this weird, wicked year of 2020.

celebration of Bastille Day

Happy Bastille Day!

In case you need to, er, refresh your memory of why and what the French celebrate on July 14th, here’s a quick reminder from Wikipedia:

Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries to the national day of France, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In French, it is formally called Fête nationale (pronounced [fɛt nasjɔnal]; “National Celebration”) and commonly and legally le 14 juillet (French pronunciation: ​[lə katɔʁz(ə) ʒɥijɛ]; “the 14th of July”).[3]

The French National Day is the anniversary of Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789,[1][2] a turning point of the French Revolution,[4] as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held throughout France, one that has been reported as “the oldest and largest military parade in Europe”[5] is held on 14 July on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.[6][7]

Lots more info to read if you’re interested: click here.

In the meantime, amusez-vous bien, les français!

 

 

 

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