Celebrate Bastille Day July 14, 2016
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bernardtwindwil
bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
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When I wrote this, I had no concept of the tragedy that would befall the French people again. There are still the very few who make life a tragedy for the rest of us. This isn't terrorism, it is just evil.

Celebrate Bastille Day July 14, 2016

by bernardtwindwil

Where is Bastille celebrated?

It is celebrated everywhere the French have lent a positive influence. Paris, the United States, Japan. Canada, South Pacific, Africa to name a few

France

The 14th and 4th of July are celebrations marking indipendencs from kings. France becomes one huge party on Bastille Day July 14th every year.

New Orleans

New Orleans had early French settlement as a colony. Then the Acadians, Cajuns, ,omoved​from Canada. Heavily French influenced Lousiana celebrates all things French.

Milwaukee

Milwaukee was an early French settlement in what was then Canada. They celebrate that history on July 14th, Bastille Day. The citizens have built a mini Eiffel​ Tower.

Quebec

French is still the official principal language of this province of Canada. The language is olde French. The cuisine​ is ancient french unaffected by Europe.

New York City

Everything is celebrated in new York City. Notwithstanding a large French influence in their architecture, the Statue of Liberty, and world famous French restaurants. attesting​ to that.

London

England and France have had a tempestuous relationship over the years. Beginning in the twentieth century, the two nations have had an inseparable role in European affairs.

What is Bastille Day?

The Bastille was a fortress-prison in Paris which had often held people jailed on the basis of royal whims. Citizens​ stormed the Bastille and set the prisoners free.

Why should I care?

France has given us French Fries. Most importantly the entire cause of independence was aided immeasurably by the French. French liberals philosophers were behind​ liberty.

What should I do to celebrtate?

You could bake a Marie Antoinette cake, eat beignets, or drink champagne. Or, you could write a poem or story celebrating the demise of God-kings born to rule over others.

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