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Sunday, July 14, 2019

le Quatorze Juillet: 🇫🇷 Bastille Day 2019 🇫🇷 Vive le 14 Juillet!

🇫🇷 Bastille Day! 🇫🇷

Even if you are not in France, have a baguette with some cheese and French wine.  

I am not a big fan of how the French Revolution turned out. It started out with Enlightenment principals and quickly went very dark (as bad as the reign of terror was, it was just a mild harbinger for what we got with Communists and National Socialists later on). The French wanted a national day and there was a lot of debate over whether or not to go with Bastille Day
Ultimately, though, July 14 managed to win out. After all, the date marks not one but two very important anniversaries: 1789’s attack on the Bastille and 1790’s peaceful, unifying Festival of the Federation. So by choosing July 14, the senate invited all citizens to decide for themselves which of these events they’d rather celebrate. As Senator Henri Martell argued, anyone who had reservations about the first July 14 could still embrace the second. Personally, he revered the latter. In his own words, July 14, 1790 was “the most beautiful day in the history of France, possibly in the history of mankind. It was on that day that national unity was finally accomplished.”
So July 14 is not exclusively Bastille Day.

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You don't have to be 🇦🇺 in France 🇫🇷 to celebrate Bastille Day!

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Elke Sommer in France

Celebrating 14 Juillet!

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  1. Elke Sommer, no trailing ess.

    Better they should celebrate June 6. Or October 10.

    The French Revolution was nothing to celebrate.

    1. Apparently it is not exclusively Bastille Day and the French rarely refer to it as such, but I do agree with you. The date was picked in the 1880s before WWII, but you'd think Liberation Day would be a perfect national holiday.


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