|On 11/7/2010 was the second edition of the Bastille Day in
The intention was to Celebrate National Day with the French community in
London and is the largest celebration outside France!
The French national holiday which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (National
Celebration) and commonly le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). It commemorates the 1790 Fête
de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the
anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the
modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which
preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.
A Summer festival with dozens of fascinating attractions and especially delicious recipes, champagnes, cheeses and
sweets. Not only a celebration of one of the most important days in France but also a celebration of
flavours and colours. Helping the Londoners and French community to get into the celebration mood was
present at the festival DJ Moodz with excellent French music.
Visitors could also enjoy
and learn more about the game of
Pétanque - is a
form of boules WHERE is the goal, while standing with the feet together in a small circle, to throw
metal balls close to the Possible to the small wooden ball called the cochonnet (literally "piglet") or
jack. Also it is sometimes called a bouchon (literally "cork") or le petit ("the small one"). Normally
the game is played on hard dirt or gravel, But Can Also Be played on grass, sand or other surfaces.
Similar games are bocce and bowls.
The visitors could find food
stands with the most varied combinations of delicious chocolates, desserts, cheeses, appetizers, wines,
breads, BBQ and so on.
At centre stage were the
girlsat the Lido and
Cabaret Rouge, dancing the many different variations of the French Cancan.
In the picnic area families,
not only French, enjoyed the beautiful sunny day in Battersea Park, with lots of music, dance, cheese,
wine and of course champagne.
It was a full day of
entertainment for the whole family.
Congratulations to all the French community, the day the
Bastille was one of the great attractions of sunny summer Sunday in London.