Tuesday 14 July 2009

Le 14 juillet

Today is France's national day, marking both the taking of the Bastille in 1789 and the Fête de la Fédération the following year, when King Louis XVI took a vow on the constitution in front of a crowd of 100,000 - the beginning of a short-lived constitutional monarchy.

It is celebrated by meals, dancing and fireworks throughout the country. Langourla, like many villages and towns, actually had its party on Saturday; others will be this weekend. For once, I actually remembered to take my camera and try some firework photos, so here is this blog's very own 14 July firework display!

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