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CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF BASTILLE DAY ON THE OCCASION OF THE ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY HOSTED BY LA LETTRE DIPLOMATIQUE.

 

 

Since 1880, Bastille Day’s notoriety is matched by festivities and pomp honouring the republic to the rhythm of the national anthem La Marseillaise.

Every July 14th, Paris celebrates Bastille Day (referred to as La Fête de la Bastille or La Fête Nationale in French), which marks the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and the first major event of the French Revolution of 1789.

The destruction of the Bastille prison in central Paris was chosen as a symbol of France’s first stirrings of democracy, though it would take several reinstated monarchies and bloody revolutions to establish an enduring Republic.

Similar in spirit to American Independence Day or Canada Day, Bastille Day is a festive event that splashes fireworks and patriotic processions across Paris. It’s a great way to enjoy some summery outdoor parades and laid-back ambiance, while learning more about  (and taking part in) French and Parisian history.

 

Each year, since 2013, it’s also a great  privilege and honor for the happy fews and the Editorial Commitee members to attend the annual Garden Party hosted in Paris by THE DIPLOMATIC LETTER ( www.lalettrediplomatique.fr ).

The Diplomatic Letter affords readers an opportunity to discover regular interviews with key actors in the world of diplomacy and international relations.

Its articles present the insights and prognoses of experts who keep close watch on the fast-changing geopolitical and strategic landscape, and carefully analyze the stakes of globalization.

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