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S: Bastille Day

BC: DEPARTED | France | Oct. 2012

FC: Bastille Day- The French Day of Independence | By Jon Williamson

1: Independence in France | Bastille Day | By Jon Williamson

2: Introduction | Bastille Day is the French Independence day. Similar to the 4th of July when America broke free from its king, the French celebrate their freedom from a king on July 14.

4: Bastille was a prison that held people who disagreed with the king. One year after the Bastille was attacked, the people of France came together to form the nation of France, which became the France as we know it today.

7: sydney harbor bridge | One favorite game to play with friends on this day is called petanque. The game is played by throwing a small ball on the playing area followed by individuals, paired on teams, or not, tossing two heavy metallic baseballs to attempt to land closest to the small ball. | Because of the significance of this day, the French celebrate in remembrance of their independence. On this holiday there are parades, military expositions, gatherings of friends and family, and, of course, lots and lots of food.

8: There is no specific food that is eaten by everyone on this day. A dinner might have a green salad or a fruit dish. There would be delicious breads and cheese along with some type of seasoned meat as the main dish. For dessert there might be a lemon tart.

10: Around this time of the year in France the weather is warm and nice, and for July 14th many families celebrate by having a picnic. They may also enjoy watching parades and fireworks.

12: From the event of the attack of Bastille came freedom for the people of France; this is the France we now know. So, next time July 4th rolls around with fireworks, food, family and friends, and you need more celebrating after the day is over, just wait a few days and join the French celebration of Bastille day on July 14th.

13: References | Web Pages: http://www.kidzworld.com/article/3662-bastille-day http://french.about.com/od/culture/a/bastille-day.htm http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/libert-egalit-ros-and-ptanque/ http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090817020059AADcZWR http://www.helium.com/items/1095848-guide-to-traditional-bastille-day-foods Images: http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=storming+of+bastille&m=text

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  • Title: Bastille Day
  • This is a day marked by the French as their independence day. The French rebelled against the monarchy and began the French revolution.
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