Thursday, July 12

Happy Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille day to France and all the Francophiles out there! I spent a semester studying abroad in Paris and loved being there! Here's a little about Bastille Day below:
Bastille day, or FĂȘte nationale, is a national French holiday commemorating the storming of the Bastille and marking the beginning of the French Revlution.
The Bastille was a prison that represented the extreme power of Louis the 16th and storming it signaled that the king no longer held this power.
Bastille Day has such a strong significance for the French because the holiday symbolizes the birth of the a new government.

A grand Bastille Day display at the Arc de Triomphe
Hope you all are having a great day!
(Image via Period1)

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