Bastille Day.

Today, July 14th, it's Bastille, the French national holiday (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 storming of the Bastille was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French "nation", and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution (From Wikipedia).

4 commentaires:

Coltrane_lives a dit…

Happy B-Day! Did you happen to see some of la tour de France?...I thought it was near Grenoble as it heads into the Alps. Ciao!

Susan a dit…

I hope you enjoyed the festivities! Nice fire works.
I especially like your night shot in yesterdays post.

Sally a dit…

I hope you have found a wonderful way to celebrate. Festivals in mid-summer are always more jouyous somehow!

Zsolt a dit…

happy July 14!:)