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Well, except for the grandkids’ juice boxes, Ernesto García’s baby cokes and my Monty Python’s Holy Ale. Added 3 lemons from my tree just for color.

The French National Day marks the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. French flag

 

 

 

 

The celebration of this great day includes parades, parties, fireworks, concerts, wreath placing at the cemeteries, and the oldest and largest military parade in Europe. The military parade, began in 1880, is held on the morning of 14 July,  and since 1918  it has traveled down the length of the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Claude Monet’s painting entitled, Rue Montorgueil, Paris, Festival of 30 June 1878.

Bastille day is celebrated in many countries including Belgium, South Africa, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Hungary, the United Kingdom and the USA.

In France, it is formally called la Fête nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly and legally called le 14 juillet (the fourteenth of July).

 

Annalisa Weller, Realtor®, Certified International Property Specialist

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