Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bastille Day

July 14th is a really special day - the French Independence Day! It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison (a symbol of royal authority) which is considered the beginning of the French Revolution.
We usually celebrate by attending a big, musical, firework display - once on a beach, with the fireworks launched from the forts on either side of the bay, and once in a newly-mowed field.
I'll tell you more about this year's celebrations on Monday!

6 comments:

Sherri B. said...

Happy Bastille Day! I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day, freedom is so, so sweet.

marigold jam said...

Hope the weather is good for the fireworks. We have been to July 14th fireworks too and they were well worth waiting for darkness to fall for!

Jane

VintageVicki said...

Have a great day - look forward to pictures :)

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

how lovely - the French celebrate in style I think - have fun.

TheMadHouse said...

Hope you have a fab time

The Curious Cat said...

Ah yes! Will be excited to hear more! It is also my brother and sister's birthday! xxx