Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Le 14 juillet

Today is the 14th of July. Outside of France, that probably doesn't mean much...

But today is la Fête Nationale, commemorating the day prisoners in the Bastille were liberated during the French Revolution. Today, there will be a HUGE crowd gathered by the foot of la Tour Eiffel. The French will proudly wave their tricolore. They might even, as unwritten partying tradition proclaims, get roaring drunk by tonight.


It is one of my life goals to celebrate le 14 juillet in France, if possibly, in Paris. I had been hoping to have done that this year, but things didn't work out. Perhaps I shall have that opportunity next summer...

Barb the French Bean

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