Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet, Belmont

Photo: Macarons across France. So, what do you call the French National Holiday? Bastille Day?  Faux! While July 14th is the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, today is simply known as “la fête du 14-juillet” – the July 14th holiday – or more officially, “la fête nationale” – the National Holiday. In 1880, the French decided […]

Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet, Belmont

Photo: The painting is “Bastille Day, Boulevard Rochechouart, Paris” by the Bostonian Childe Hassam. For all Belmontians who call France their (ancestral) home: Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet! Today, Tuesday, July 14, is Bastille Day, the national holiday of France. But the French themselves don’t call today “la fête Bastille.” Today is simply known as “la fête du 14-juillet” – the July […]

Things to Do this Week in Belmont: ‘Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet!’, Talent at the Beech

• Monday, July 14, is Bastille Day, the national holiday of France. But the French themselves don’t call today “la fête Bastille.” Today is simply known as “la fête du 14-juillet” – the July 14th holiday – or more officially, “la fête nationale” – the National Holiday. In 1880, the French decided to celebrate a national holiday; July 14th eventually […]