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French Class 6: La fête

Learning a new language is like staying at home and exploring different corners of your house. Let’s explore the festive corner. La fête - the festival, the celebration La Fête Nationale - The National day La Fête de la Musique - The festival of Music/ World Music day La fête des mères - Mothers' day. The word fête is used to describe a grand festival or any kind of a simple celebration also.

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La fête de la musique se passe le 21 juin chaque année. World Music Day is celebrated/takes place on 21 Juin every year. La fête Nationale (de la France) a lieu le 14 Juillet chaque année. The National Day (of France) takes place on 14 July every year. Celebrate a festival, a success or just life itself. Each day comes with an opportunity, a new aura of enthusiasm. Life is a celebration.

Culture tip:

La Fête Nationale is the anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille. First let us understand “Bastille.” Bastille was a fortress in Paris, formally known as the Bastille Saint-Antoine. It played an important role in the internal conflicts of France and for most of its history was used as a state prison by the kings of France. Louis XIV used the Bastille as a prison for upper-class members of French society who had opposed or angered him. The Bastille held a large cache of ammunition and gunpowder. The Storming of the Bastille set off a series of events that led to the overthrow of King Louis XVI and the French Revolution. The success of the revolutionaries gave commoners throughout France the courage to rise up and fight against the nobles who had ruled them for so long.


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