American Independence Day came and went with a bang, and now it’s time to gear up for Bastille Day, the celebration of the French Fete de la Federation (or Federation Holiday). Bastille Day commemorates the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789- otherwise known as the beginning of the French Revolution and the fall of the old government. Since the actual day of the storming is considered too bloody to celebrate, the French observe the one-year anniversary with an annual military parade, fireworks, and custom giveaways.
Not lucky enough to celebrate in Paris?
Here are a few things you can do to celebrate Bastille Day in Atlanta:
-Join the Consulate General of France for cocktails at the Intercontinental Hotel of Buckhead from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
-Enjoy fine French cuisine at any neighborhood French restaurant including Atmosphere in Ansley Park and Babette’s Café in the Poncey Highlands
-Dine with the Atlanta French Language Meet up Group at Apres Diem on July 19
What else is going on around Atlanta or in your city? Let us know below in the comments.
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