On Saturday 14th July we are hosting our summer quiz night, which happens to be the French national holiday – Bastille Day. Though you can expect a Gallic touch to one or two of the rounds, no knowledge of la langue francaise will be required. Supper, included in the price of the ticket as usual, will also have a Gallic flavour but you can be assured that frogs and snails will not feature. Neither will the winners of “la lanterne rouge” (that’s the French equivalent of the wooden spoon) fall victim to the guillotine.
Come along for yet another fun bonne nuit des questions!
- Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries for the French National Day.
- Bastille Day is celebrated on the 14th July every year.
- Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789. This marked the beginning of the revolution.
- The Bastille was a fortress in Paris and for most of it’s life played as a state prison to the Kings of France.
- Benjamin Raspail recommended the day a national holiday on the 6th July 1880.