Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Bastille Day

As my husband watched the parade on Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris this am on French Channel Tv5Monde, he got emotional. I know he misses his homeland; I don't blame him. We made plans today to be there next year. Yeah!!!

Bastille day is the French national holiday and is celebrated on the 14 of July of each year. In France, it is called Fête Nationale ("National Celebration"). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution. click for more info.

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