Saturday, July 14, 2007

Le Quatorze Jullet 2007

Aujourd'hui,le quatorze Juillet, Les Nouvelles de Pato célèbre le Jour de Bastille avec nos amis en France. Il y aura des défilés, des parties, des célébrations officielles, des discours, et des célébrations de famille aujourd'hui et ce week-end.

Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille Prison in Paris in 1789, an important symbolic act of rebellion by the people against total power of the Royalty. Long used by the royals to imprison those they did not like, the Bastille was a symbol of the corrupt and absolute power of the monarchy. At the time there were not many prisoners and no one especially important inside, and the actual battle killed more attackers than defenders. But the King got the message and the French Revolution had all but begun.

So, celebrate your day my French friends!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, and to think, I thought I was the only one who celebrated Bastille Day last week! Amerika doesn't even pretend to have or understand the concept of liberty (confusing it with freedom), so I'll celebrate any country who does.