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{:en}In Dublin it is not difficult to hear French on the streets.  The language is the second most popular foreign language in the city with more than 8 thousand speakers. And If you want to listen to more “ bonsoir” and less “ good evening” you should visit The Church Cafe Bar next week. The pub built in a former church hosts the Bastille Day celebration in Dublin.

On July 13 between 7 and 9 p.m. you can enjoy a French atmosphere accompanied by lounge music. The first 50 guests will receive a free glass of wine. From 10 p.m. a French DJ will bring Rock, French and international classics. Access to the event is free.

The party continues on Tuesday. French Cuisine, pancake tent, petanque competitions and music are on the program from 5 p.m..

The Bastille Day celebration in Dublin is a partnership between The Church Cafe Bar,  lepetitjournal.com of Dublin, French Friday, the Embassy of France and Dublin French Alliance.

The Church Cafe Bar is on Jervis Street, Dublin 1.

Bastille Day

The French National Day is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is called La Fête nationale and commonly Le quatorze juillet.

It is a holiday to commemorate the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille is a medieval fortress and prison in Paris. Many people in France associated it with the harsh rule of the Bourbon monarchy in the late 1700s. On July 14, 1789, troops stormed the Bastille. Fête de la Fédération was held on July 14, 1790. This was a way to celebrate the establishment of a constitutional monarchy in France.

The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of 14 July, on the Champs-Élysées in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, along with other French officials and foreign guests.{:}

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