July 14, 2011

le 14 juillet

Hôtel de Ville

When I was granted French citizenship a couple of years ago I was given a red, white and blue dossier, welcoming me to France as an official citoyenne.
Tucked into the folder was new French birth certificate, a new French marriage certificate, the Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen, an excerpt of the Constitution du 4 Octobre 1958, a letter from President Sarkozy and the words to La Marseillaise.

Today is la Fête Nationale, le 14 juillet, and all of France will be celebrating with pique-niques and fireworks.
Me included. Pin It

11 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Bonne fête!

Susan said...

Happy Bastille Day...Bonne Féte!!

nabeela said...

Bonne Fete a tous les francais

Murissa Maurice said...

I hope you share with us some of the festivities!
What an exciting and historic celebration!

The Wanderfull Traveler

risamay said...

You mean a bleu, blanc, e rouge dossier (;

missing moments said...

Glad you shared the day here .. happy Bastille Day!

Mlle Paradis said...

felicitations et bonne fete! i'm so jealous you're actually a citizen! my hubby became a u.s. citizen and all they cared about was him not going on welfare and pledging to take up arms to defend the "american way"! which is fairly wayward these days!

Maureen said...

I know just how you feel. I became a citizen of Australia about 6 years ago and Australia Day is always special to me. I celebrate the 4th of July and the 26th of January. :)

I had to pledge my allegiance to the Queen.

Chez Loulou said...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone! It was a great day!

Bernard said...

I believe it is Ben Franklin who once said ''every man has two countries: his own and France''.

Chez Loulou said...

Bernard
A very true quote!