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Bastille Day

Bastille Day - So Easy RecipesOn 11/7/2010 was the second edition of the Bastille Day in London.

The intention was to Celebrate National Day with the French community in London and is the largest celebration outside France!

The French national holiday which is celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is formally called La Fête Nationale (National Celebration) and commonly le quatorze juillet (the fourteenth of July). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.

A Summer festival with dozens of fascinating attractions and especially delicious recipes, champagnes, cheeses and sweets. Not only a celebration of one of the most important days in France but also a celebration of flavours and colours. Helping the Londoners and French community to get into the celebration mood was present at the festival DJ Moodz with excellent French music.

Visitors could also enjoy and learn more about the game of Pétanque - is a form of boules WHERE is the goal, while standing with the feet together in a small circle, to throw metal balls close to the Possible to the small wooden ball called the cochonnet (literally "piglet") or jack. Also it is sometimes called a bouchon (literally "cork") or le petit ("the small one"). Normally the game is played on hard dirt or gravel, But Can Also Be played on grass, sand or other surfaces. Similar games are bocce and bowls.

The visitors could find food stands with the most varied combinations of delicious chocolates, desserts, cheeses, appetizers, wines, breads, BBQ and so on.

At centre stage were the girlsat the Lido and Cabaret Rouge, dancing the many different variations of the French Cancan.

In the picnic area families, not only French, enjoyed the beautiful sunny day in Battersea Park, with lots of music, dance, cheese, wine and of course champagne.

It was a full day of entertainment for the whole family.

Congratulations to all the French community, the day the Bastille was one of the great attractions of sunny summer Sunday in London.