By David “Spike” Falconer

Bastille Day,by far, the most important national holiday in France. Celebrated on July 14, it commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille and has become the symbol of the French revolution and of modern France. Festivities are held all over the country while in the capital a military parade takes place on the Champs Elysees and a fireworks display can be seen by the Eiffel Tower. Francophiles around the world will be joining in the celebrations this weekend, whether with a concert or a game of mille borne.

It’s time to celebrate our French brothers and their storming of the Bastille!  The festivities will be acompanied by “The Paris Combo” station on Pandora, which I’ve been shaping the last couple of days.  Cocktails will include a traditional French selection of Pastice and red and white Lillet (with an option for an “American” “French” option = bourbon).  During dinner we will be serving a veriety of white and red wines. After dinner we will be exploring some calvados, cognacs and armagnacs. Our collective freedoms has been achieved through great sacrifice and continues to be a struggle. Tonight we pause to enjoy the fruits of our labor.  Vivre La France and God bless America!

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