Across the US today you’ll find celebrations of the most important French national holiday, Bastille Day. This date in 1789 the people of Paris stormed the Bastille prison. This began the violent overthrow of the monarchy which made way for a republic, and the beginning of a modern nation.
The fact that it’s celebrated by many in the US recognizes the strong ties between the countries dating back France’s generous support of the American colonies in their revolution in 1776.
Both countries celebrate their freedom with fireworks, food, picnics and parades.
In the US hot dogs, corn on the cob, fried chicken and ice cream are associated with July 4 Independence Day festivities. In France, the festive meals may include, saucisson sec, duck mousse, cheese, baguettes, tarts, crepes and croissants. For more information food ideas check D’Artagnan’s list of what to eat on Bastille day.For a delicious Bastille Day