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Did you know today is Bastille Day,the biggest party in France?

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

Did you know today is Bastille Day, also known as the biggest party in Paris, France?

Every year July 14th is remembered by all French nationals not only in France but all over the world. Having lived in Boston, MA, I remember clearly how the French Embassy would shut down a three block section of Newbury St and would have the best street party Boston has ever seen. There would be free food, music and just a great time which would last well into the evening.

Since I have been living in Los Angeles, I have planned on finding out where the great picnic is being held, but life always takes over and ’… well maybe next year…’ mentality takes over.

Bastille Day July 14th Endre Barath

Now with that said let me give a small history of Bastille Day and hope that next year I will have pictures of the Los Angeles celebration of Bastille Day.

Bastille Day July 14th Endre Barath

 The people of Paris stormed the Bastille on July 14th 1790. The Bastille was a prison where people had been jailed by the King. The Bastille was mostly known for holding political prisoners and those whose writings displeased King Louis XVI. Thus the Bastille had become a symbol of the unfair repression of the monarchy. While many people think it is just to commemorate this event, actually it is a celebration of the new post-revolutionary French state. It became a symbol of the birth of the nation of France.

Bastille Day July 14th Endre Barath

If you would like to see a  truly grand celebration  of a Nation’s Birthday rivaling if not surpassing our 4th of July celebration, then please click on this link or plan your next vacation to Paris France for next year’s celebration around the 14th of July.


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