La fête nationale de française The French Independence Day ‘Bastille Day’ 14th July
Why 14th July is celebrated as ‘Bastille Day’ ?On that day in 1789, the Paris mob, angered by food shortages and the soaring price of bread, stormed the city’s royal fortress called the Bastille and set the prisoners free. The prison cells in the dungeons of the Bastille prison were the symbol of the injustices of royal rule. From this day Bastille day is celebrated on 14th July .
The motto “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité” that is “ Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” was originated from the FrenchRevolution and became the symbol of the French Republic.
How is la Fête Nationale celebrated?The national holiday is important to all French people, and each town has its own special celebrationsthroughout the day, ending late at night with public balls in the street and traditional fireworks displays.
There is a huge flag flown from the Arc deTriomphe and atnight, there are fireworks and special celebrations in the city.
The 14 July is a national holiday in France and is often celebrated with firework displays. InParis there is a great military parade of troops, tanks and guns past the President on the Champs Elysées.
The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race held in France andnearby countries. First staged in 1903, the race typically covers around 3,200 kilometers (2,000 mi) and lasts three weeks. As the best known and most prestigious of cyclings three "Grand Tours", the Tour de France attracts riders and teams from around the world.
Say Cheese !!There are from 350 to 400 distinct types of French cheese grouped into eight categories les huit familles de fromage. There can be many varieties within each type of cheese, leading some to claim closer to 1,000 different types of French cheese .!!