Le jour de la Bastille (quatorze juillet)

Year 3 have been learning about France’s National Day of Celebration which is on 14th July.

Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille in Paris, France which signaled the start of the French Revolution. It is the French National day and is called La Fete Nationale in France.

The day is a national holiday in France. There are many large public events that take place. The most famous event is the Bastille Day Military Parade. It takes place the morning of July 14th in Paris. The first parade was in 1880. Many people attend the parade and even more watch it on television. Today the parade runs down the Champs-Elysees from the Arc de Triomphe to Place de la Concorde. At the end of the parade the French President and many foreign ambassadors wait and greet the military.

Other popular events include large picnics, musical performances, dances, and fireworks shows.

We made some cards and rosettes in our French lesson to celebrate!