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Happy La Fête Nationale Bastille Day 14th of July 2012 France

By Benjaminkanarek @bkanarekblog

 

Happy La Fête Nationale Bastille Day 14th of July 2012 France

Happy Bastille Day to our French friends and to one of the oldest Democracies on Earth. For those of you not totally familiar with Bastille day here is a short explanation.

 

Happy La Fête Nationale Bastille Day 14th of July 2012 France

Bastille Day La Fête Nationale

Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly Le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July).

Happy La Fête Nationale Bastille Day 14th of July 2012 France

Bastille Day La Fête Nationale

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 fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French

Happy La Fête Nationale Bastille Day 14th of July 2012 France

Bastille Day La Fête Nationale

inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution. Festivities and official ceremonies are held all over France. The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, French officials and foreign guests.


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