Summer 2017 in the Canadian Maritimes

Adventures of David, Jelynne and Eva

La fête du 14 juillet

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Fireworks will light up the Meditteranean sky above Nice along the Promenade des Anglais (1 block south of our apartment) tonight at 10:00 

  

Google’s Doodle for le 14 Juillet:

The name Bastille day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille in 1789. On the same day the next year, the Fête de la Fédération, celebrated the unity of the French people. To commemorate both events, this day is simply called Le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July).

Today’s doodle is by a guest artist, French illustrator, animator and director Loup Blaster (Louise Druelle). She created 3 separate looping animations representing the devise (or motto) from the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen: Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Each animation shows a principle of the French Republic. 

Liberté 

Égalité
 Fraternité

 

I will keep you posted as today’s celebrations begin!

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4 thoughts on “La fête du 14 juillet

  1. Simply stunning, we remember taking about the French Revolution and Bastille Day in school. If Grandma was here she would be able to tell you about this, she was good with facts and very interested in them. Enjoy the celebrations!!!!!

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  2. What a wonderful time to be in France! We are having croissants for our “petit dejeuner” this morning to celebrate the 14th of July and your holiday! 🙂

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