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Bastille Day Celebrations In New Orleans

And you thought the fireworks were over.  Wrong.  So very wrong.  Because in New Orleans, we aren’t just American.  We also are a colonial city, founded by the French and governed by the French and Spanish along the way. That means—another chance for a party, on Bastille Day, July 14!  Yes, that’s right, but since it falls on the weekend, we get a few days of fêtes!  All in honor of the French ideals of libertê, egalitê, and fraternitê.  Which are, after all, ideals we cherish in New Orleans.

The Alliance Française of New Orleans puts on dinner for Bastille Day at Restaurant Galvez in the French Market to start on Friday, July 13, at 8:00 PM.  Today is the last day to order tickets for that gala dinner, but if you don’t make it to the dinner, you can check out the fireworks over the grand Mississippi River in Dutch Alley.  There’ll be a band, of course.  Fireworks start at 9PM.  Watch for sparklers in—red, white and blue, of course!

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