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How are you celebrating Bastille Day?

Asked by gailcalled (54524points) July 14th, 2010

With patriotic fervor, learning to knit, or making puff pastry from scratch? Vive la france.

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mrentropy's avatar

Sitting around. Doing nothing. Alone.

Seek's avatar

What’s Bastille Day?

mrentropy's avatar

A French holiday celebrating the storming of the Bastille.

Or a song by Rush, take your pick.

gailcalled's avatar

The celebration of the storming of the Bastille (a nasty prison in Paris) on July 14, 1789. The official start of the French Revolution.

rebbel's avatar

It’s a tradition that i watch the Tour de France on Quatorze Juillet (i watch all the stages by the way) to see if this year a French cyclist will succeed in winning this day’s stage.
They always try, they always run away from the bunch in the starting kilometers, but the last time a French man made it, if i am not mistaken, was in 2005 (David Moncoutie).
Today again it didn’t happen…, Sergio Paulinho from Portugal won it.

ucme's avatar

I too watched part of today’s stage in the Tour De France. Contador’s all set for victory number three, as I predicted. Although Schleck will test hin in the Pyrenees, I still think he’s probably got in in the bag….anyway yeah that’s what I did. Although absolutely nothing to do with the fact it was Bastille day.

josie's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Their version of the 4th of July. All the same stuff. Parades, cookout, fireworks.

janbb's avatar

Sings “Allons enfants de la patrie….”

Seek's avatar

What are all the babies doing to the pastries?

janbb's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr Smooshing them in their faces, their hair, the floor – you know what babies do to pastries.

Jeruba's avatar

For me it’s Birthday Eve. I celebrate by trying to get ahead so I can take time off tomorrow.

The local classical radio station said it was going to celebrate by playing a lot of French music today. So far I’ve heard Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2.

janbb's avatar

@Jeruba Bonne Anniversaire demain!

* sigh *

Jeruba's avatar

Merci, merci, merci. <blowing kisses>

gailcalled's avatar

@Jeruba: Félicitations; bonne fête; certainement un jour de gloire va arrivé.

Don’t you love those Frenchmen Johannes and Sergei?

Jeruba's avatar

Merci beaucoup. Yes, I was bemused by the lineup, given the announcement. Those pieces are two of my favorites, but not especially Gallic.

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