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Loulabelle's FrancoFIles Ep 44 - When Bastille Day is not Bastille Day - c'est quatorze juillet! The history, the celebrations, the music!

July 27, 2021 Lou Season 1 Episode 44
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Loulabelle's FrancoFIles Ep 44 - When Bastille Day is not Bastille Day - c'est quatorze juillet! The history, the celebrations, the music!
Show Notes

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J'adore catching up with my belle amie Sarah Zwick from Bayonne in south-west France! I was fascinated to hear her French perspective of Bastille Day celebrations. In France, Bastille Day is not Bastille Day! Not even le jour de la Bastille! It is always referred to as "quatorze juillet in France. Sarah had never heard it called Bastille Day until she came to live in Australia for a while! 

Celebrating Bastille Day/14 juillet is important right across the nation in France, to remember the history but also to celebrate France as it is today with family and friends. Each year there is a theme for 14 juillet and this year it was "La Liberté".

Hear about the history as the kids in France learn it, the celebrations, the food (it's summer in France and Sarah is cooking from her jardin!) and the music with a special performance from this year's Paris concert by brilliant trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf. 


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