A very special Bastille Day!
Bastille Day is France’s National Day, analogous to Independence Day in the U.S. Its formal French name is la Fête Nationale, and is celebrated every year on July 14, commemorating a key moment of the French Revolution.
USA Today wrote an interesting piece in today’s paper: Bastille Day 2018: What you need to know about the French holiday, if you’d like to learn more.
And in case you missed it, this year Bastille Day falls on the same weekend France is playing the World Cup finals. I know, I know – most Americans don’t care about soccer, but in France, this is like having Super Bowl and 4th of July in the same weekend. This is huge!
By the way, if you’re interested in helping us cheer on Les Bleus (that’s our team, The Blues), follow this link for details about our family-friendly World Cup viewing party tomorrow, Sunday, July 15 starting at 10:30 a.m. We’ll have several TVs tuned into the game, kids activities and more.