La Fête Nationale: Bastille Day!
We may not actually be French… but we still love a celebration!
Bastille Day is the French national holiday commemorating the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789.
Celebrated on the 14th of July (le quatorze juillet) each year, the holiday is considered symbolic of the uprising of the modern French nation.
Festivities are held on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris in front of the President of the Republic.
We urge you to celebrate this monumental day! Pop open some Champagne (Veuve Clicquot? it is a special occasion…), consult David Lebovitz, a fellow American in Paris, for a delicious French Chocolate Macaroon recipe, and indulge by dining on brie for dinner!
If you can’t resist throwing a Bastille Day celebration, here are some party ideas to get you started.
Petite Croque Monsieur Sandwiches (use baguette slices to make them petite)