Le 14 juillet
Bonne fête du 14 juillet !
Yes, today is Bastille Day, as we say in English, though in French we just call it Le 14 juillet, just like we celebrate the 4th of July in the US.
Are you going to do anything special today?
My husband loves watching the military parade, but I am stuck with 5 hours of French classes today, so we definitely cannot watch it live. You can watch it online with a VPN, live or as replay.
Maybe tomorrow instead for us.
For tonight, I’ll cook some coq au vin and home made fries (in the oven).
And after that, we will watch the Replay of the Classical music concert given at 9pm at the foot of la Tour Eiffel.
And after the concert, the huge fireworks, that lasts about 30 minutes.
I’m currently rereading Le Grand Meaulnes, by Alain-Fournier, with a little group of readers on Discord. So I’ll read a few chapters and add my notes as well.
This morning, I’ll be talking about two other French books with some of my students:
about a collection of short stories by Maupassant that we just finished reading with a student,
and about the first half of L’Écluse numéro 1, #18 in the Maigret series by Georges Simenon, that I have been reading with another student.
So all in all, a very French day.
Bonne fête à tous !
IS JULY 14TH AN IMPORTANT DAY FOR YOU?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL RITUAL ON THAT DAY?