Bastille Day is a day of celebrations of French culture. Many large-scale public events are held, including a military parade in Paris, as well as communal meals, dances, parties and fireworks.

Bastille Day, the French national holiday, commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on July 14, 1789 and marked the beginning of the French Revolution. The Bastille was a prison and a symbol of the absolute and arbitrary power of Louis the 16th's Ancient Regime. By capturing this symbol, the people signaled that the king's power was no longer absolute: power should be based on the Nation and be limited by a separation of powers.

The Eiffel Tower in Paris and the French national flag, or tricolor, are important symbols of Bastille Day. The French national flag is one-and-a-half times as wide as it is tall. It consists of three vertical bands of equal width colored blue, white and red. The same colors are displayed in bunting and banners of many shapes on Bastille Day. People may also wear clothing or face paint in these colors.

La Marseillaise was written in 1792 and declared the French national anthem in 1795. As in the US, where the signing of the Declaration of Independence signaled the start of the American Revolution, in France the storming of the Bastille began the Great Revolution. In both countries, the national holiday thus symbolizes the beginning of a new form of government. On the one-year anniversary of the fall of the Bastille, delegates from every region of France proclaimed their allegiance to a single national community during the Fête de la Fédération in Paris—the first time in history that a people had claimed their right to self-determination.

 

Bastille Day celebrations with the Association des Français de Singapour (AFS)

Come and gather together to celebrate Bastille Day. Join us on the 7th of July at Lycée Français de Singapour (French school). Enjoy Free flow cold cut and cheese for only 15$ per pax. Free entertainments for Kids. Live band and Deejay.

We look forward to enjoying the party with YOU !!!

Don't forget to take your ID with you. Free for kids under 12 years old. If you would like to participate in the event on the day of the event as a volunteer, please do not hesitate to contact Caroline Fiege : [email protected]  - Register here

Bastille Day celebrations with the Alliance Française de Singapour

Vive la révolution! On July 14, join us to celebrate Bastille Day, the French national day! Snacks, drinks, quizzes and gifts will await you in the Lobby for this special occasion.

Put on your best beret, bring a baguette and strike a pose in our photobooth decorated in the national colours! You are also invited to add your favorite songs on the Deezer special playlist (in the lobby of AF) and they will be played during the celebration!

Dress codeBleu, blanc, rouge! Sport one or more pieces of clothing coloured in blue, white or red.

Special giveaway: Join us for Bastille day and take part in our quiz to get a chance to win football match tickets, vouchers for our Ciné-Club, 3 months vouchers of unlimited music with Deezer, and other gifts!

14 July 2018 | 5.30pm – 7pm | Lobby| Free admission | RSVP
Upon arriving, you will receive two drink coupons

 

 

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