Happy Bastille Day

In my last post, I shared a few pictures of my trip to France. If you’ve read any books in A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery series, you know Andi Grace Scott dreams of visiting France. So it seemed like the time celebrate Bastille Day.

My research shows the most respectful way to say happy Bastille day is, bonne Fete Nationale.

What is Bastille Day? Glad you asked.

Bastille Day incorporates two French historical events in one day. 

The storming of the Bastille, which marked a turning point in the French Revolution is the main focus on the celebration. The holiday also acknowledges the Fête de la Fédération which is an 18th century holiday festival in France.

July 14, 1789 a mob attacked the Parisian political prison in search of more ammunition. It the process of attacking the medieval fortress, seven prisoners were released. The mob took control of the Bastille and kindled the revolution which would lead to the French Republic.

History has never been my strong suit, so if you want to learn more this seems to be a good time to research it.

Instead I’ll share a few more pictures to honor the French as they celebrate Bastille Day 2020.

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