Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14th is Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille Day (or La Fête Nationale as it's called in French-speaking countries). Did you know that the French-speaking town of Kaplan, Louisiana, where most of the inhabitants are descended from French Canadians (Acadians), claims to hold the only community-wide celebration of Bastille Day in the United States? Find out more about Bastille Day from Credo Reference.

Learn more about Bastille Day and other international holidays using the Encyclopedia of Holidays & Celebrations (available in the Reference Collection):

Explore French culture and society using CultureGrams (a database covering cultural information, statistics and more for nearly 200 country and all states in the US).

Discover the history of Bastille Day using the database World History in Context.

Watch streaming videos of Bastille Day celebrations available from Films on Demand.

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