What do French people do on Bastille Day? What do you wish French people on Bastille Day? As France celebrated its national holiday just a few days ago, learn what historical events are behind it and increase your French vocabulary! This episode is also packed with personal memories related to Bastille Day 😉
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
le 14 juillet, la Fête Nationale = Bastille Day
la prise de la Bastille = Storming of the Bastille
in short, what happened:
le Tiers État = Third Estate
Le clergé = clergy
La noblesse = the nobility
Un jour férié = A national holiday, a bank holiday
Un défilé militaire = a military parade/pageant
Une retraite aux flambeaux
Un lampion = a paper lantern
Un feu d’artifice = a firework
Un bal populaire = a public dance, village dance, festival dance
Un hymne national = national anthem
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