Happy Bastille Day!!

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Blind Hemingway, Jul 14, 2011.

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    Bastille Day is the French National Day which is celebrated on 14 July of each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.
  2. Now if only they'd stop running away when I looked at them even slightly menacingly.
  3. The French government that is. The French soldier will kick your ass and back before you even realize it.