‘Jour de la Bastille’ at French Embassy in Washington

People gather in the US capital for the French national holiday

July 12th, 2017
Alessia Salzano, CD News
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The ‘Bastille day’ is one of the most important celebrations for the French people. Historically, it remarks the day in which the French population destroyed the Bastille in order to overthrow the monarchy and establish a more democratic government.


To acquire a deeper understanding on what this day means for the whole France, the French Embassy in Washington organizes a night in Washington D.C. on the 15th of July. All the participants will have therefore the possibility to discover not only the heart of the revolution, but they can explore the multiple contemporary faces of France as well.

In fact, having the purpose of promoting cultural exchange, the event will host both French and American artists. For instance, the night will feature the world famous Creole Jazz Quintet from New Orleans, as well as other French dancers.  

In addition, all the guests will have the possibility to taste an exclusive dinner with French specialties, prepared by the most renowned chefs and patisseries in town. In order to make the event even more significant, an after-dinner is provided at the L’Avenue des Champs Elysees, a nightclub whose interiors and atmosphere resemble the one that can be seen in Paris.

This special occasion provides an outstanding example of how the field of cultural diplomacy is growing rapidly around the world. Moreover, the initiative has the aim of strengthening the relations between two of the main powers of the globe, and constitutes therefore a precious opportunity to discover another cultural aspect of Europe overseas.


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